The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. If you have any concerns, you should have an STD screening test. In the event of an infection, follow the treatment correctly and inform your sexual partners.
Types of behaviour that favour the transmission of syphilis
The transmission of STDs can generally be linked to certain types of behaviour:
- having sexual intercourse without using a condom
- having sexual intercourse with an infected partner.
Syphilis mostly affects men, in particular men who have sex with men (MSM) aged between 30 and 50.