Columbus Syphilis Outbreak
Columbus is currently having an outbreak of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can have very serious complications when left untreated. If you are sexually active, we encourage you to get tested, and if necessary – get treated. Condoms can be effective in preventing syphilis and other STIs. PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) doesn’t protect you from STIs like syphilis.
Get the facts about Syphilis
Testing in Columbus
Columbus Public Health - Sexual Health Clinic
(240 Parsons Ave) / 645-6732
Mon: 8am-2:15pm & 5-8pm
Wed: 8am-11:15am & 1-5pm
Thu: 8am-3:45pm & 5-8pm
AIDS Resource Center Ohio
(4400 N High St) / 299-2437
(1780 E Broad St) / 926-4132
FACES Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(700 Children’s Dr, 3rd floor)
722-6060, option 9
(1000 Atcheson St)
722-6060, option 9
Out of the Closet
(1230 N High St) / 291-2680
(1160 N High St) / 299-7764
Testing available for little/no cost.
We have created a
set of resources, including posters, handouts and social media graphics to help spread the message about the current outbreak and the importance of getting tested.
Information for Healthcare Providers
Columbus Public Health has issued a public health advisory for healthcare providers regarding an outbreak of syphilis in the Columbus community. Due to the increase in ES cases, Columbus Public Health is strongly recommending specific practices which are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines.
View September 1, 2015 Public Health Alert
Cases of Syphilis Spiking In Franklin County - 10TV: Healthsource 10 Alert Story
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Central Ohio Health officials are warning the medical community and the public about an outbreak of syphilis. Franklin County has seen a 40% jump in the number of cases over the last year and it's impacting even the most innocent among us.