Q. Are there any chances of me getting syphilis by sharing a drink with someone with syphilis?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 02, 2014 and last reviewed on: Nov 15, 2019

Hello doctor,

Are there any chances of me getting syphilis by drinking a beverage that someone with syphilis already sipped?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

No, you will not acquire syphilis just by having a drink sipped by a person with syphilis.

Modes of transmission of syphilis are:

  • Commonly through sexual contact.
  • From pregnant mother to child.
  • Through blood transfusion.

Moreover, the bacteria causing syphilis cannot survive outside the body.

For further clarifications regarding syphilis consult an HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist

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