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.

How can syphilis be prevented?

  • Condom
  • Dental dam (for oral sex)
  • Sterile equipment for injections
  • Avoid contact with the skin lesions during the primary and secondary stages of the infection
  • Have a syphilis screening test

Sciensano compiles two reports each year documenting the evolution of STDs in Belgium. The reports are based on data-collection networks.


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