Desert AIDS Project
(760) 323-2118

Protect Yourself

Syphilis


Are you Exposed?

Confidential Syphilis Testing
Palm Springs Day Time
Desert AIDS Project 1695 N. Sunrise Way (760) 323-2118 Monday 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Desert AIDS Project 1695 N. Sunrise Way (760) 323-2118 Thursday 4:30 – 7:00 PM

 


Are you exposed to syphilis?Syphilis is spreading rapidly among gay men in the Coachella Valley. The increase in cases is dramatic and is impacting the health of individuals who are infected.

A common symptom is a sore on the penis, butt, or mouth, which can be followed by a rash. It is important to have routine examinations and to check out casual sex partners for signs of the disease.

Preventing syphilis is difficult because it spread through both oral and anal sex. Any direct skin to sore contact can spread it. Condoms help reduce the risk, but they are not completely protective.

Treatment for syphilis involves taking antibiotics. If you go untreated you can end up with serious brain or heart damage. Treatment for syphilis involves taking antibiotics. If you go untreated you can end up with serious brain or heart damage.

Get tested for Syphilis at Desert AIDS Project. The sooner you know, the sooner you can get back to health.