When you’re in the moment, you’re on a mission. And when things are heating up, the last thing you want distracting you is worrying about syphilis. New cases of syphilis are on the rise in DC, and men who have sex with men are at the greatest risk.
So slip into something comfortable that will put your mind—and body—at ease. Use a condom. It’s the single most effective way to prevent syphilis.
If you do contract syphilis, it’s quick and painless to cure early on with a single shot of antibiotics. Since typical symptoms are initially unnoticeable, the best way to make sure you don’t have it is through regular testing.
Make sure the only guests at the party are the ones you invite. Use a condom, and get tested every three months.
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Do your part. Get tested. Find testing locations.