Syphilis prevention and care: Tips for community-based organizations

Actions you can take as a service provider to support clients with syphilis prevention and care

As a service provider, you are an essential partner in Canada's efforts to curb rising rates of syphilis. Through established relationships with key populations in your communities, you can continue to help normalize and destigmatize conversations about sexual health and be the first point of contact for clients who may feel uncomfortable accessing the health care system.

Tips for discussing syphilis prevention and care with clients


Learn about syphilis prevention, testing and treatment


Share key information and prepare to answer questions about syphilis



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Help clients navigate sexual health services and other social supports


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For more details, see the STBBI Guides for Health Professionals: Syphilis guide: Screening and diagnostic testing on Recommendations do not supersede any provincial/territorial legislative, regulatory, policy and practice requirements or professional guidelines that govern the practice of health professionals in their respective jurisdictions, whose recommendations may differ due to local epidemiology or context.

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