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Can You Detect Syphilis Right After Sex

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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...syphilis. Using condoms properly and consistently during sexual intercourse reduces the risk of getting syphilis.Washing or douching after sex will not prevent syphilis. Even if you have been treated for syphilis and cured, you can be re-infected... Read more »

HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

...prevention. Transmission of an STD, including syphilis cannot be prevented by washing the genitals, urinating, and or douching after sex. Any unusual discharge, sore, or rash, particularly in the groin area, should be a signal to refrain from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Management of a Syphilis Outbreak in Street Sex Workers in East London

... Authors in the current study sought to describe the control and management of an outbreak of syphilis among female street sex workers (SSWs) in east London. After the identification of several cases of infectious syphilis in SSWs Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Work, Syphilis, and Seeking Treatment: An Opportunity for Intervention in HIV Prevention Programming in Karnataka, South India

... The objective of the current study was to measure the determinants of syphilis among female sex workers (FSWs) in the state of Karnataka, South India. In the context of a large-scale HIV prevention intervention, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Syphilis on Rise Among Men With Same-Sex Partners

... According to a new report by the Chicago Department of Public Health, syphilis is increasing among men who have sex with men (MSM), which health officials fear is partly being fueled by the Internet. For Read more »
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receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
...female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and have had no herpes outbreaks and don't think I have any other STDs. Is testing even medically... 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 »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »