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Can Penicillin Cure Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...www.cdc.gov/std/treatment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2006. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2007. Hook EW III and Handsfield HH. Gonococcal infections in the adult. In: K. Holmes, P. Sparling, P. Markh et al (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases , 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 451-466. Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W. Sexually...
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how long can you have the clap

my husband cd4 count was 32 & vl was 55,000 so they say you can have hiv for years what about the clap he also had that to he is on atripla and doing much better now but not me please give me answer
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...after having developed very severe immune deficiency (a rationale for routine testing for anyone with any risk factors).The "clap" (aka gonorrhea) is different- the vast majority of men (though fewer women) are symptomatic when they have this... Read more »

Effects of Penicillin on HIV Anti-Body Test

Hi Dr. Bob,I just want to start out my letter by thanking you for your patience when it comes to answering the tons of questions in this forum. Words can't express how grateful I am for people like you. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your thanks!Penicillin or other antibiotics will not affect HIV test results.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Worried about episode with 2 transsexuals...

Hello Doctor Bob, this is my first post ever and I promise you that before I decided to write to you, I did a whole lot of reading of previous posts and your answers to them, but still I felt the need to ask my questions, so here goes my case:I'm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...extremely low. I would not recommend the massive doses of antibiotics! Yes, these drugs would effectively treat a variety of STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, etc.); however, they are not warranted based on your history. Taking them... Read more »

penicillin 2.4 megaunits tpha positive

penicillin 2.4 megaunits ,tpha positive i have taekn the medicine ,is it enough for this tpha come back to negative
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Treating syphilis won't make the TPHA antibody test revert to negative.BY Read more »
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A New Super Villain: Gonorrhea?

...Scotland, Catherine Ison, a microbiologist with the Health Protection Agency in London, reported that the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae has become multi-drug resistant and threatens to make the STI more and more difficult to treat. Gonorrhea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2006 : Fluoroquinolones No Longer Recommended for Treatment of Gonococcal Infections

...gonorrhoeae . On the basis of the most recent evidence, CDC no longer recommends the use of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of gonococcal infections and associated conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Consequently, only one... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Sexually Transmitted Infections Other sexually transmitted infections commonly seen in HIV-positive women include chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. Antibiotics are available to treat these conditions. Your doctor can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Warning of Gonorrhea Drugs Risk

... Gonorrhea's growing resistance to antibiotics could make treating the STD become much more complex, according to information presented Read more »
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clap

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can symptoms of chlaymydia or gonnerhea show up 5 months after a possible exposure? Also I know that there are window periods for Hiv, what about these STDS? I was tested for chlymydia and gonn 2 weeks after possible exposure, would they have been... Read more »

Dissapointed

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...someone might get maybe a triple, or even quadrouple infection from a single exposure??? Its looking increasingly like I got The Clap, and Syph from 2 minutes of a single exposure....so what are my chances of having got everything else as... Read more »

Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's Read more »

PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...next two weeks, I began to get a discharge from my genitals, inflamed neck nodes, and excessive urination. My doctor assumed gonorrhea and gave me the requisite antibiotics. He also ran a viral load "just to be sure." Surprise - the... Read more »