Can syphilis be cured without using penicillin?

Syphilis cannot be cured without antibiotics. Penicillin is the recommended treatment for most people. If you have an allergy to penicillin, there are other antibiotics that you can take. It’s always important to take the full course of antibiotics, even if your symptoms improve.

Do not have any sexual contact until you and your partner have finished treatment. And you've done tests that have shown treatment has worked.

Last updated at: 02 February 2024
Published on: 12 August 2022