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Syphillis/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know the testing window (how long one needs to wait for a definitive antibody test) for syphillis? I've read that syphillis infection is commonly associated with HIV so I figure this question is not too off-topic.... I've been so worried... Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been... Read more »

iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months
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HIV or Syphillis??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have a view on this?

Day1 Unprotected V Sex with unkown status female, sex worker.

Day 3 symptoms of Ghonerea

Day 20 visit clinic Ghonnerhea diagnosed and antibiotics given

Day 28 3 days after finishing antibiotics...fevers return, body wide... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello ,

I was diagnosed with an STD 3 weeks ago.Have healed from it as well , after taking the antibiotics.Now the doctor, handed me a phamplet about Syphillis. He told me that i would have to come back in another 3 months to have my blood checked... Read more »
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medicine for syphillis

what is the medicine for syphillis?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The primary treatment is penicillin. How much and how it is given depend on the type of syphilis you have. See below for some general information about syphilis and its treatment.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read more »

Hiv and syphillis

If tested for HiV do results show up for syphillis?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.If tested for HIV, do results show up for syphilis??? WHAT??? No, of course not. HIV tests are specific for HIV and syphilis tests are specific for syphilis. Are you being home-schooled? Just wondering.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Syphillis and HIV

I recently found out I have HIV, the doctor concluded that I have probably had it for about 2yrs. I am not suprised all my parters were contacted, one asked "so you have syphillis," I was immediatly confused. She is negative syphillis...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Syphilis and HIV are separate infections (first is a bacteria and the 2nd a virus). Though syphilis infections may increase risk for HIV transmission numerous patients will (luckily) not transmit one or both infections to a partner (though the... Read more »

Could this be Syphillis or HIV and how soon after contraction can I be contagious?

Hello,I am a man who received unprotected oral sex from a female and did ejaculate in her mouth. About 4 weeks later I got a fever and I started freaking out so exactly 31 days after contact I took a full panel of STD tests including blood draws for...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:From your message, it's unclear as to whether or not the vaginal sex was protected or unprotected. Unprotected penetrative sex is certainly a bigger risk than protected sex is. Either way, your risk for HIV is fairly low. The incident... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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The heart and coronary artery --> We know all too well that HIV causes bad things to happen in your body. But lately, we've seen increasing evidence that it particularly affects your heart. A new study published in the September 2009 issue of... Read more »
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