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Syphilis Provider Resources

SyphAware website

A website from the Oregon Health Authority for the general public with information on syphilis along with an interactive quiz and resources.

Dear Colleague Letter on Syphilis (November, 2016)

A letter to Oregon medical providers about the syphilis epidemic in Oregon from Dr. Sean Schafer, HIV/STD/TB Medical Epidemiologist for the Oregon Public Health Division.

Disease Investigative Guidelines for Syphilis in Oregon

Detailed information from the Oregon Public Health Division on symptoms, testing, and treatment of syphilis along with guidance on ongoing follow-up care and partner management.

Syphilis in Oregon Quick Data Snapshot

Overview of syphilis in Oregon from 2010 to 2015.

Syphilis in Oregon Fact Sheet (November, 2015)

Updated fact sheet on syphilis in Oregon.

Syphilis in Oregon by County 2006 - 2015

Statewide and county-by-county data for early syphilis from 2006 - 2015.

Syphilis Reverse Algorithm Testing Guide

Information for providers on interpreting treponemal syphilis tests (reverse Algorithm).

Ocular Syphilis Clinical Advisory (April, 2015)

Information on the rise in ocular symptoms seen in patients with syphilis in Oregon along with clinical recommendations for suspected cases of ocular syphilis.

Congenital Syphilis Update (November, 2016)

Information on congenital syphilis cases in Oregon along with recommendations on management of syphilis in pregnant women.

2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines

Detailed information on syphilis treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Download the treatment guidelines app for Apple devices here.

STD Self-study Module for Syphilis 

A web-based educational module for clinicians on syphilis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  CME and CNE credits are available.


A Guide for Taking a Sexual History

Useful brochure from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with helpful hints and guidance on discussing sexual health issues with patients.​​