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Syphilis Testing in Fort Myers, Florida

Understanding Syphilis: A Comprehensive Guide for Florida Residents

Syphilis is a significant public health concern in Florida. Understanding this sexually transmitted infection, its symptoms, and the importance of regular testing is crucial for effective management and prevention.

Key Facts About Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can affect anyone. It often goes unnoticed due to the absence of symptoms, making testing crucial. It’s a treatable condition, but without proper care, it can lead to severe long-term health issues.

How is Syphilis Transmitted?

Syphilis is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal intercourse. It can also be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, leading to serious complications.

Syphilis Symptoms: What to Look For

Syphilis progresses through four stages – primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary, each with distinct symptoms. The primary stage typically presents with a painless sore, while the secondary stage may involve a rash and flu-like symptoms. The latent stage often shows no symptoms, but the disease can be detected through testing. Tertiary syphilis can cause severe damage to the nervous system and other organs.

Syphilis Testing in Florida

For syphilis testing, Fort Myers Florida residents can visit Verity Medical Clinic. The free STI test usually involves a simple blood draw and is crucial for anyone who suspects exposure or shows symptoms.

When to Get Tested for Syphilis

Testing is recommended if you notice any symptoms, have a partner diagnosed with syphilis, or are pregnant. Regular testing is also advised for those with multiple sexual partners or those practicing unprotected sex.

Treating Syphilis: What You Need to Know

Syphilis is treatable with antibiotics, typically penicillin. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the stage of the disease. Early treatment is key to preventing long-term health problems.

The Risk of Re-infection and Partner’s Health

It’s possible to contract syphilis again after treatment. If you test positive, it’s crucial to inform and encourage testing for all recent sexual partners to prevent the spread of the infection.

The Consequences of Untreated Syphilis

Untreated syphilis can cause significant health problems, including damage to the heart, brain, and other organs. It also increases the risk of contracting HIV.

Reducing Your Risk for Syphilis

To reduce the risk of contracting syphilis, practice safe sex, including consistent condom use. Regular testing is also a key preventive measure.

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    CONCERNED ABOUT AN STI?

    We provide testing for the most common STIs:

    Chlamydia Testing
    The Chlamydia test is a urine test that is both highly sensitive and highly specific. The test detects the presence of the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is advisable that you do not urinate one hour before visiting our STD testing facility.
    Gonorrhea Testing
    The Gonorrhea test is a urine test that detects the presence of the DNA of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. The advantage of this test is that it is highly specific and sensitive and it involves no undressing or swabbing.
    Syphilis Testing
    The Syphilis test is a blood test that detects the presence of the antibodies the body generates to fight Syphilis. A positive Syphilis test could indicate either a current or a previous infection.
    HIV Testing
    The HIV test is a blood test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies and is considered to be the gold standard with a test accuracy of 99.5%

    Schedule your STI testing appointment today at Verity Medical Clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, and take a significant step towards responsible sexual health.

    Serving Fort Myers, Florida and surrounding areas including: Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Alva, Labelle, Arcadia, Bokeelia, St. James City, Naples, Immokalee, Apopka, Belle Glade, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

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    Office Hours

    Monday        10AM- 4PM
    Tuesday         9AM- 5PM
    Wednesday   9AM- 5PM
    Thursday       9AM- 5PM
    Friday           10AM- 4PM
    Saturday        CLOSED
    Sunday           CLOSED

    Verity Medical Clinic

    8890 Salrose Lane, Suite104
    Fort Myers, FL 33912
    Phone: 239.433.1929
    Email: [email protected]

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