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What is it?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection which can have a range of symptoms. There may be no symptoms in the early stages of infection, but if left untreated it can cause life-threatening health problems.

Syphilis is caused by bacteria known as Treponema pallidum.

Detailed information on STIs is available on the NHS website.

See the FPA website for a range of downloadable leaflets on sexually transmitted infections.

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) website also features a range of downloadable leaflets on STIs.