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How Do I Know If I Have Syphilis

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The Center for AIDS

Ten Things People With HIV Should Know About Syphilis

Figure 1. Syphilis sore on penis. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library [PHIL], Susan Lindsley.) Figure 2. Syphilis sores on soles of feet. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina Health Officials Believe Syphilis Eradication Possible if Decreasing Incidence Trends Persist

Syphilis incidence in North Carolina is at its lowest point in recorded history, and health officials believe they are "on the verge of virtually wiping out" the disease in the state, which traditionally has been a "syphilis hot spot," the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Up Among Minority Gay, Bisexual Men

Rates of primary and secondary syphilis disproportionately increased in recent years among black, Hispanic, and young men who have sex with men, CDC researchers reported on Monday. Syphilis has been on the rise since 2000, and studies suggested MSM... Read more »
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"Syphilis vs Herpes panic - does Zovirax work on Syphilis Chancres?"

Hi Erik, really hope you are able to help me because my resources are very limited where I am at the moment and I am in a massive panic.Background: I am a heterosexual male with genital herpes, 4-5 outbreaks per year. Tested negative for HIV /all...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling panicked right now. Luckily it sounds like there's some good information in front of you, despite how hard it is to get a second opinion where you are!It sounds like you... Read more »

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
Hi, So you had receptive anal sex with a tranny, which began protected, but you're not sure if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?) Responding to your questions: Neurosyphilis... 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

How does an individual know if they are cured of syphilis if the test can remain positive even after successful treatment ( two weeks doxycycline 100mg twice a day ). Would a positive HIV ( taking Atripla ) effect the test result?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We look for a minimum of 4-fold decrease in the RPR titer as indication of treatment response or cure. HIV infection or the use of Atripla will not affect the RPR result. Unfortunately there is no better blood test to sort this out, so we resort to... 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 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 »

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 »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To 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 »