For more information on syphilis, refer to the Canadian Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines.
Primary, secondary, early latent, less than one year duration:
Late latent more than one year of indeterminate duration:
Call the Sexual Health Centre to obtain Bicillin* L-A (Penicillin G benzathine).
Same as recommended treatment regimen. If a pregnant woman is treated with anything other than Bicillin* L-A (Penicillin G benzathine) or is treated in the last month of pregnancy, the baby must be treated after birth.
For consult on syphilis infection during pregnancy, call 905-688-3817 or 1-800-263-5757 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and request to speak to a nurse.
Desensitization and use of penicillin preferred.
Primary, secondary, early latent
For primary, secondary, early latent
For late latent
Free treatment for reportable Sexually Transmitted Infections are available from our Sexual Health Centres.
¹ Pichichero, M.E., 2005, A review of evidence supporting the American academy of pediatrics recommendation for prescribing cephalosporin antibiotics. American Academy of Pediatrics. 115(4), 1048-1057. Anti-infective guidelines for community acquired infections, 2010.