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Can Syphilis Kill You

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syphilis Kills Five Alberta Babies

Alberta health officials are grappling with an ongoing syphilis outbreak that has led to the deaths of five infants since 2005. "[Congenital syphilis] is totally preventable," said Dr. James Talbot, associate medical health officer for Capital... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Are Open Sexual Relationships Killing Black Americans?

It's no surprise that people who engage in sex with multiple partners are more at risk for HIV and other STDs than those who are monogamous. But a recent Dutch study found that swingers -- couples who trade sexual partners -- are more likely than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Attack Launched Against High Syphilis Rate; Province's $2 Million Awareness Campaign Aimed at Club-Goers

Alberta has Canada's highest STD rates. After years of fighting escalating syphilis levels, the province has begun a $2 million (US $2.07 million) promotion to increase awareness among those who frequent bars and clubs. An edgier promotion focused... Read more »
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Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... 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 specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

How many days after injection of penicillin D would kill the bacteria?

I got diagnosed with primary syphilis and got an injection of penicillin D on both cheeks 9 days ago. I have not have any sex since diagnosed, when is it safe to have sex again ? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.While there isn't a specific iron-clad time for this, I usually recommend that people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted bacterial infection (like syphilis or gonorrhea) abstain from sexual activity for at least 1... Read more »

It's killing me

Dear doctor, I've already posted this letter but I haven't seen answer and I'm feeling quite desperate. I gave unprotected oral sex and there wasn't ejaculation. ) Im feeling very anxious even though I got the results and they...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
See below - DWYou have asked a question that many writing to this site have asked. Therefore, this is a standard reply I have prepared. Oral sex is a very inefficient way to acquire HIV. The mouth does not contain the type of cells that HIV likes... Read more »
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this is killing me

Posted by plokoon81, 3 Replies
Sorry guys and girls

I just dont have any one else to speak to. I know I know i used a condom I know.

but this waiting for the result of my 3 month test is killing me. I want to scream and cry and i am losing my mind.

on my way to work ridding my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Live with your choices............or make different ones................

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Doubt Kills

Posted by estmedicina, 3 Replies
A few years ago while in my anatomy course my professor would always advise us we should ask all possible questions before touching a patient because he always said that DOUBT KILLS.
Since my exposure and the outcome of my symptoms those words have... Read more »