Self-care is important and effective in preventing an initial infection of or re-infection with syphilis and the same applies to most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Read to know what you can do to prevent syphilis.
To prevent infection with any sexually transmitted disease it is important that sex partners talk to each other about their HIV status and history of other STDs and take preventive action.
Prevention of Transmission from Mother to Baby
Syphilis can be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby. Transmission of infection to the baby can be prevented by treating the mother with penicillin. Penicillin is considered as the drug of choice for treatment of syphilis even during pregnancy. However, if you are allergic to it, the doctor will allow for desensitisation procedures before starting treatment with penicillin.
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