Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health issues if left untreated. Anyone can get syphilis. If you are sexually active, or you or your partner has multiple sexual partners you are at a higher risk of getting syphilis. The infection can also be passed to the fetus in the womb or during birth. Many people who have syphilis don't know they have it and don't notice any symptoms.
Syphilis can impact anyone, including people who are pregnant and their unborn baby. Schenectady County Public Health Services needs your help tackling this challenge. Join the community conversation and help the county develop an approach to decreasing syphilis.
Get tested! Go to your health care provider and do not have sex until you get your results. STI testing is completely confidential. If you are pregnant, it is important to get tested for syphilis at your first prenatal care visit. Syphilis can be passed from a pregnant person to the fetus (unborn baby) and can cause severe health problems, stillbirth, and death after delivery.
Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis are highly treatable and easily cured with antibiotics from a healthcare provider.
Schenectady County offers a free and confidential Sexual Health Clinic every Tuesday at Hometown Health Center from 5-7pm.
Location: 1044 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Free Walk-in Clinic Services Include:
For Schenectady County Residents Only