What Exactly IS Congenital Syphilis?
Congenital Syphilis is when someone is infected with Syphilis during pregnancy and that person passes it to their newborn.
Congenital Syphilis can have major health impacts on newborn. But the effects depend on how long you have had syphilis and if — or when — you got treatment for the infection.
Can It Be Treated?
Testing is a simple blood test. It's the only way to know for sure if you have syphilis.
If you test positive, syphilis can be easily cured with antibiotics, and we can treat your partner too.
Syphilis is 100% preventable & treatable.
"Congenital syphilis continues to rise at an alarming rate in California, U.S."
FROM THE SACRAMENTO BEE:
One of the nation’s most preventable diseases is killing newborns in ever-increasing numbers.
Nationwide, 1,306 infants acquired syphilis from their mother in 2018, a 40% rise over 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday. Seventy-eight of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth....
Confirm your pregnancy
Get tested for syphilis
(you and your partner too)
In response to this Public Health Crisis, at PPMM, we screen all pregnant women for STIs, unless they decline testing and we have extended our syphilis-screening protocol to include all individuals who could become pregnant.
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