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How Do You Get Rid Of Syphilis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Time to Rid Syphilis in Indigenous Groups

This is an opportune time to work to eliminate syphilis in indigenous communities, according to a new report by researchers from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. Their study of national data found that the number of syphilis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data From 28 States Suggest Federal Syphilis Elimination Efforts Have Had Significant Impact on Syphilis Rates

In 1998, following a decade of declining syphilis rates, CDC provided the first funding for syphilis elimination to 25 states and three cities 1 with the highest remaining syphilis rates or with a high probability for a resurgence of the disease.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Dual Syphilis-HIV Cases on Rise in Cleveland, County -- New Syphilis Diagnoses Mostly Men Under 35

While new syphilis reports increased only slightly in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in 2010, the number of people diagnosed with both HIV and syphilis is rising. Cuyahoga County recorded 159 new syphilis cases last year, just one case more than... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How will i know i have got rid of Syphillis?

I have been diagnosed and treated for Syphillis. Doctor gave me 3 doses of Benzathine 6 penicillin 2.4 MU in Nov 2009. How ill i know if i have got rid of the disease after the treatment. Even after 8 months i still have got symotoms of syphillis(...
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
That should be an appropriate treatment course for syphilis. Those symptoms are very nonspecific and could be the result of many other things.... Read more »

Syphilis Antibodies

I was recently diagnosed and treated for second stage syphilis. I was told that I can be cured, but I will always test positive due to the antibodies my body has produced. Is there any way for me to get rid of these antibodies or make them...
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
No.... Read more »

Dark spots on soles of feet/Complications of Syphilis

Dear Doc,I am 50 yr old HIV+ black male. Diagnosed in 1994, started on meds in 2006. My VL is undetectable, and my CD4s are 760. Height is 6'1", weight is 195lbs. I am in pretty good health (no diabetes, no high BP, or high...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is a tough question with likely no easy answer. Steroid creams can sometimes lighten dark spots though that is variable and not precise. Since other conditions may be present would recommend seeing a dermatologist if that is possible or... Read more »

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
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »
Connect With Others

GET RID OF THE GRAVEDIGGER!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anything we can do to get rid of gravedigger? I think it is horrible to allow him to continue to post about stereo equipment and things that are just scaring the daylights out of people. One would think someone here could do something. I... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... 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 »