Because syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease, there are several ways to prevent it, or at least to reduce your risk. Obviously, the most effective way to prevent syphilis is to avoid having sex, or to only have sex with a monogamous partner who isn't infected. It's also important to talk to your partner about each other's statuses as far as sexually transmitted diseases. Using a condom every time you have sex can also help prevent syphilis.
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Self-care can effectively prevent an initial infection of or reinfection with syphilis or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Practicing safer sex to prevent STIs. Limit your sex partners, know whether your partner engages in risky sexual behaviors.
- Use a condom during sex. Using a condom is the best way to protect yourself from STIs.
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