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How Does Syphilis Affect THE BODY

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If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...primary syphilis is often a small, round, firm ulcer called a chancre ("shanker") at the place where the bacteria entered your body. This place is usually the penis, vulva, or vagina, but chancres also can develop on the cervix, tongue, lips, or... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy... Read more »

syphilis cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...primary syphilis is often a small, round, firm ulcer called a chancre ("shanker") at the place where the bacteria entered your body. This place is usually the penis, vulva, or vagina, but chancres also can develop on the cervix, tongue, lips, or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

...(average 21 days). The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless. It appears at the spot where syphilis entered the body. The chancre lasts 3 to 6 weeks, and it heals without treatment. However, if adequate treatment is not... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...including these: Treponemes, the germs that cause syphilis, are notorious for attacking many organ-systems throughout the body, including the brain, skin, lungs and heart. In cases of HIV co-infection, syphilis seems to grow worse quickly... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis -- a Dreadful Disease on the Move

...rectum and mouth. These sores can be an entry point for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to get inside the body. Once inside the body, treponemes, like HIV, can enter the lymphatic system or the blood stream. From there, in a... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...(DBS) test end May 2010 (after more than 1 year) which came out negative. I believe the DNA PCR test are for HIV 1. But the body experiencing increased sweating,burning and sweatyfeet soles and hoarse voice. I also experienced a couple of night... Read more »

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Posted by Ophites, 2 Replies
...sweats, no appetite, a weight loss of 20 pounds, sporadic dizzy spells, muscle and joint pain, and a rash that affected my whole body. My doctor sent me to a dermatologist who took several skin biosies on a suspicion of Mycobacterium infection,... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »