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Syphilis Key Facts

SYPHILIS: EASY TO CATCH, EASY TO TEST, EASY TO TREAT

We have recently seen an increase in syphilis infections amongst young heterosexual (straight) people in Tayside

  • Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). It’s one of the most easily caught sexually transmitted infections
  • Often there are no symptoms
  • Syphilis can cause serious health problems in both men and women if not treated
  • It can be passed on easily through vaginal, anal and oral sex
  • Get any unusual sores and symptoms on your genitals checked. Sometimes symptoms can include small red ulcer / sore on the mouth
  • Syphilis is easy to test for and easy to treat. Treatment cures the infection
  • Risk of infection is reduced if you always use a condom for all types of sex
  • It is important to have regular sexual health checks for all STIs including Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV

Free, confidential testing and treatment is available at Sexual Health Clinics across Tayside, including special young people’s clinics.  You can come to any clinic; you do not have to use a young person’s clinic.

Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic, Dundee

Young Person’s LINC Walk-in Clinic (18 and under)Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm -6pm Level 7, South Block Ninewells Hospital Dundee Telephone: 01382 425 54201382 425 542

Angus Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic

Young Person’s Walk-in Clinic (25 and under)
Monday 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Abbey Health Centre
East Abbey Street
Arbroath

Telephone: 01241 879 75301241 879 753

Perth & Kinross Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic

Young Person’s Walk-in Clinic (18 and under)
Monday – Thursday 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Drumhar Health Centre
North Methven Street
Perth

Telephone: 01738 564 27201738 564 272

You can also get clear info on NeedTayKnow

For more information on screening for STIs check the link below
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