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Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnose, you shouldVisit your health care provider if you have a lesion (sore) in your genital area or a widespread rashGet tested periodically for syphilis if your sexual behaviors put you at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)Get... Read more »

neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa... Read more »

false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: Men Urged to Get Tested as Syphilis Rates Rise

...With Oregon syphilis rates reaching levels not seen in a decade, health workers in the Portland area are urging some men to get tested for the disease up to four times a year. The rise in syphilis cases is primarily among gay men age 35 and older... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...injection drug users, said Dennis Fisher, director of the university's Center for Behavioral Research and Services. "Traditional testing for infectious diseases requires clients to return for their test results one or two weeks after providing a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

... Online-mediated syphilis testing is helping diagnose syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report suggests. The annual number of syphilis cases Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequent Testing of Highly Sexually Active Gay Men Is Required to Control Syphilis

...increasing the frequency of testing can have a large impact, with the prevalence of syphilis reduced substantially if individuals are tested every three months," according to the study. The results indicate that frequent screening of gay men who... Read more »
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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 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 »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am very scared i had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for... Read more »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys, I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small Read more »