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British Columbia Specific Information
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. Syphilis can be spread by having sex or coming into close skin to skin contact with someone who is infected with syphilis. For more information about syphilis, see HealthLinkBC File #08e Syphilis or Smart Sex Resource-Syphilis and Options for Sexual Health website.
If you have concerns about an STI or want additional information, speak with your health care provider, or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. You can call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered nurse anonymously anytime, every day of the year.
Adaptation Date: 5/16/2022
Adapted By: HealthLink BC
Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC