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We have produced this collection of royalty-free high quality images of STIs as an educational resource to our local and international colleagues. The images on this site are free to download for teaching purposes, but we ask you not to redistribute the images. Point your colleagues to this site instead and request that you do not alter the images in any way, apart from necessary resizing.
Syphilis rates continuing to rise in Victoria. Almost all cases are men who have sex with men. Syphilis is transmitted by unprotected anal and oral sex and skin to skin contact during sex.
"Symptoms are varied and sometimes may not appear"
Syphilis is easily treated with antibiotics but it can lead to complications if not diagnosed and treated early.
Screening/ testing is done with a simple blood test which your GP can arrange for you. MSHC recommends at least an annual screening for syphilis in men who have sex with men.
This website has been to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk.