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Dealing With Syphilis When You Are Hiv Positive

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HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and told me that he had tested positive for syphilis. After going to get tested, he leveled with me and told me that he also tested positive for HIV. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Syphilis is much more easily transmitted and acquired than HIV. Having syphilis concurrently with HIV can increase the HIV-transmission Read more »

HIV and syphilis

Please advise can having syphilis cause an HIV test to show positive?? Read more »

Syphilis,HIV &HEP. C

I recently was diagnosed with Syphilis, HIV & Hep.C. The Syphilis was in the second stage from what... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dutch Doctors Uncover High Rates of Syphilis in HIV-Positive Men

... Over the past decade, rates of syphilis have soared in Canada and other high-income countries. Syphilis outbreaks are common and ongoing among men who have sex with Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...serious complications in HIV positive people. Hepatitis related to syphilis seems to have been uncommon in the time before AIDS. However, one recent study has reported relatively high rates of this problem in people co-infected with HIV and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Syphilis Can Help Spread HIV; New Campaign Designed to Raise Public Awareness

...County health officials are launching a new educational campaign aimed at making area residents aware of the connection between syphilis and HIV/AIDS. Harris County reported a decline in new syphilis cases in the last two years. Even so,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Rates in Persons With HIV in the United States, 2002

...estimated number of people living with HIV. The investigators obtained values for the calculations from national syphilis and HIV/AIDS surveillance reports and other published sources. The authors estimated the rates of new cases of P&S syphilis... Read more »
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7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning. My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... 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 »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...10 weeks with HIV rapidtest blood, both results negative. At the 7 week one I also tested negative for gono, chlamydia, and syphilis. I just have this lingering anxiety due to the arthritic finger joint, mainly when I read the potential causes... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »