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Can condoms prevent the spread of syphilis?

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Correct and consistent use of male condoms (and dental dams during oral sex) can help reduce the risk of getting or spreading syphilis. But it can still be spread by skin-to-skin contact with sores not covered by condoms.

SOURCE: Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 16, 2017

SOURCE: Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 16, 2017

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