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If I have syphilis, should I stop having sex?

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Yes, you should not have sex until you start getting treated for it and the syphilis sores are completely healed. You should also tell your sex partners so that they also can be tested and receive treatment.

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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