Archived: Syphilis Infection: Screening
Original Release Date: July 2004
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Persons at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF strongly recommends that clinicians screen persons at increased risk for syphilis infection.
The USPSTF strongly recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection.
|Asymptomatic Persons, Not at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF recommends against routine screening of asymptomatic persons who are not at increased risk for syphilis infection.
The information found here is current for persons at increased risk and asymptomatic persons not at increased risk for syphilis infection. This recommendation has been updated in part for pregnant women. Go here to view the new recommendation for pregnant women, published in May 2009.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Syphilis Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.