Caused by the bacteria called Treponema pallidum, syphilis is among the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases today. It is known to bring about many different signs and symptoms that can cause pain and discomfort.

So, if you want to avoid being infected with syphilis, you should start educating yourself about what it is and how to deal with it.

Here are some useful tips to protect yourself against syphilis:

Syphilis is transmitted from one person to another via sexual intercourse. So, it is important to always use protection when having anal, oral, or vaginal sex.

If you are sexually active, you have to get tested for syphilis regularly. Every time you have a new sex partner, you should go out and undergo syphilis testing. You should also convince your buddy to get tested so as to know how both of your sexual health is.

Knowing what the usual syphilis signs and symptoms can help you a lot, especially if the disease was able to sneak in and infect you despite using protection when having sex. Watch out for the earliest syphilis sign, which is a painless sore, and take that as an indication that you have to get tested for syphilis then and there.

Get tested

Get a syphilis test by going to a doctor's clinic or an STD medical facility. The sooner you do this, the better.

Alternatively, you just conduct the syphilis testing on your own with the use of a rapid syphilis test kit that you can get from STD Rapid Test Kits. The device can provide highly accurate test results in just 15 minutes.