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Are White Blotches On Arm A Sign Of Syphilis

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white blotches on my penis

hi doctor,I have very small 3 white dots on the tip of my penis . What is it? is it a symptom of HIV?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Taken in isolation, this is very rarely a symptom of HIV. Although it may have many causes, the msot common would be a minor fungal infection, that would be easily treated with an anti-fungal cream. However, these types of things are usually quite... Read more »

Red blotches on arm,legs and upper torso

Hello, I am going on 20years with HIV+. When I was first dignosed I had a cd4 of 455. I did take... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lapses by Leaders Seen in Guatemala Syphilis Tests

A White House bioethics panel on Tuesday condemned 1940s-era studies in which US health and medical school officials approved the deliberate infection of Guatemalan patients with STDs to test the efficacy of penicillin. First revealed last year by a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Cases Rising in New Jersey

The number of New Jersey men infected by syphilis has more than tripled in the last three years, echoing a national trend that has alarmed public health experts. "Though they're still relatively low, it's not a good sign," said Eddy Bresnitz, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of New Syphilis Cases in Los Angeles County Increased By More Than 40% in 2005

The number of new syphilis cases in Los Angeles County increased by more than 40% from 2004 to 2005 after staying relatively level the previous two years, according to a report released last week by the county Department of Health Services , the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia Responds to Three-Year Resurgence in Syphilis Cases

Prompted by more than a two-fold increase in syphilis cases over the last three years, Virginia health officials on Monday kicked off an education campaign to increase awareness about the infection. In 2003, cases in the state hit a historic low.... Read more »
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red blotches all over body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I woke up today with red blotches all over my body except for my face and neck. I am not on meds... cd4 210 and vl 23,000. Early this afternoon most of it went away.. but now its coming back.... I have appt for Dermo this Wednesday.. Meanwhile its... Read more »

Is this a sign of seroconvertion? PLEASE REPLY

Posted by scared77, 4 Replies
Exactly a month ago I barebacked a guy, and I am uncut, so my chaces are bigger that if i was cut, plus my foreskin was kind of irritated from a previous encounter, not bleeding or anything but just kinda irritated.

today I had the chance to speak to... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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 gone but i... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... Read more »