Length of Treatment for Syphilis

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The treatment time scale during which antibiotics are used is dependent on the stage of the syphilis infection.  Within later stages of the infection, bacterial replication rate is much slower than in previous stages therefore, in general, longer treatment times with antibiotics are required.  For primary, secondary or early latent syphilis a single intramuscular injection of penicillin is required to cure the infection. In late latent syphilis or syphilis that occurs during pregnancy a more through approach is recommended. Three larger doses of intramuscularly administered penicillin are required, each dose given one week apart from the last dose. 

Treatment would be provided at your local GUM clinic and an appointment can be made at a time that is convenient for you however some do offer walk in services so it is handy to check in your local area. The NHS website offers advice on services within your local area as well as providing contact details for such places.

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