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If you’re at risk for getting syphilis, not getting tested can have serious consequences, such as blindness. Ocular syphilis is typically a complication of primary or secondary syphilis and some strains of Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis, may be more likely to cause eye or central-nervous-system disease. People with STDs may not have any symptoms, so getting tested is the only way to know your STD status. Testing – and, if necessary, treatment – protects you from the long-term health problems that can come with untreated STDs. Testing keeps you from spreading any disease to your partner (or partners). AHF Wellness Centers provide free testing on a walk-in basis for sexually-transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Find a testing location near you