Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Syphilis is a curable sexually transmissible infection (STI). It is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. There are approximately 200 new cases reported in Queensland each year.
Public health management guidelines
- Notification criteria for pathology laboratories (PDF, 55kB)
- Communications (notification procedure)
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Syphilis Case Report Form - North Queensland
- Syphilis Case Report Form - South East Queensland
- Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in Primary Care – an online resource for primary care health professionals which provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment of STIs.
- Australian Sexually Transmitted Infection & HIV Testing Guidelines 2014 for asymptomatic men who have sex with men.
Resources for health professionals
- Queensland Syphilis Surveillance Centre – contact details for the Queensland Syphilis Register.
Epidemiological data and reports
- View communicable diseases data for notifiable conditions in Queensland.
- Annual Surveillance Report – analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia produced by The Kirby Institute.