Syphilis is caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. While this used to be a rare STD, it has been on the rise since 2005.
It is estimated that just over 85,000 new cases of Syphilis are reported to the CDC each year and the total number of infected individuals has been increasing over the past few years. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread from sexual contact (including vaginal, anal, and oral sex) with someone who is infected. This test will not be able to tell you the specific site of infection, but will detect the infection if present.
Pregnant women infected with Syphilis can also spread Syphilis to their unborn children in pregnancy. Men who have sex with men comprise the largest group of infected individuals, totaling just over 80% of all reported cases to the CDC in 2016. Individuals who should be tested for Syphilis include any individual who had sexual contact with a person known to be infected with Syphilis, any man who is actively having sex with another man, all pregnant women, sexually active individuals living with HIV, and anyone who is taking PrEP for HIV prevention.
This test will, within >99% accuracy, tell you whether or not you have been infected with Syphilis. As with all of EverlyWell’s tests, our at-home STD Test is delivered in discreet packaging and taken in the privacy of your own home. Once you return your test sample to our lab and your sample is processed, you’ll be notified via email when your results are ready. You will then be able to access your results through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
The Syphilis test checks whether or not you test positive for Syphilis. In the event that your test results are abnormal, an associate from our physician network will contact you directly to discuss your particular case as well as provide information on how to take the next steps to get treatment. We take customer privacy very seriously and will never share your information with a third-party with the exception of our partner labs and physician network. As is the case with all STD testing - whether through EverlyWell or your doctor – we may be required by law to report positive test results to certain state health departments. This is only done to track infection prevalence. In rare cases you may not receive a definitive result because of early infection or inadequate sampling and repeat testing is suggested. Don’t take a chance on your sexual health. Know where you stand with our at-home Syphilis test.
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