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How Common Is Syphilis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Syphilis Most Common Diagnosis at New Men's STD Clinic

In its first eight days of operation, AID Atlanta's STD clinic diagnosed 45 new STD cases, said Mark Hebert, a nurse practitioner at the clinic. The Men's STD Clinic, open since October, sees patients on the first and third Saturdays of the month,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Rate of Syphilis Cases on the Rise

Barely halfway through 2010, the 40 syphilis cases logged by Salt Lake County health officials have topped the 2009 total of 37, putting the county on track to double its caseload of the STD by year's end. To address the increase, the Salt Lake... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... 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
"the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases.How common is syphilis?In the United States, health officials reported over 36,000 cases of syphilis in 2006, including 9,756... 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 »

syphilis & HIV

I was diagnosed with Syphilis a few years ago. Recently I found out I had HIV. When the doctor ran through my tests the Syphilis test was negative. I was told by someone that a test can not be negative if you have tested positive. Is it possible...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends on which blood test for syphilis was done. If an FTA was done, it will always be positive if you ever had syphilis at any time, whether you were treated for it or not. If an RPR was done, it will be positive if you have syphilis that... Read more »

hepatitis with syphilis

I WOULD LIKE SOME INFO ON THE EFFECTS OF HEPATITIS WITH SYPHILIS I CAN FIND A THING ABOUT HEPATITIS AND SYPHILIS TOGETHER I NEED SOME INFO...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The two are both very treatable diseases, if that is what you mean. Rarely syphilis will cause hepatitis by itself, but more commonly people have both, because of shared risk factors. If you treat the syphilis, then the syphilitic hepatitis will... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... 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 concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... 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 pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

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Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... Read more »