You can get treatment for syphilis anonymously using a false name. You can tell the nurse your sexual partners contact information so your partners can be notified and be able to be treated for syphilis as contacts. The testing and treatment is free. Treatment of all contacts going back to three months before your last negative syphilis test is recommended. this way the incubation period of 10 – 90 days for syphilis is covered. Your name is never used in notifiying people and this way you can be sure that they have been treated so that you do not become reinfected when you have sex with them again. This is part of the public health service to help reduce the spread of infection and the complications of syphilis.
This answer was posted on July 31, 2018.
This answer was updated on February 7, 2022.