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How will I know if my syphilis treatment is working?

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Make sure you take all of your medication (pills or additional injections), even if your symptoms go away during treatment. Your doctor will likely order blood tests or exams to make sure the treatment works.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis -- CDC Fact Sheet,” “Syphilis Treatment and Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

National Health Service (NHS) Choices (United Kingdom): “Treatments for Syphilis.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis -- CDC Fact Sheet,” “Syphilis Treatment and Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

National Health Service (NHS) Choices (United Kingdom): “Treatments for Syphilis.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 21, 2019

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