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How To Prevent Syphilis

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibiotics Safe, Effective for Preventing Syphilis Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

Antibiotics can be a "safe and effective" way of preventing syphilis infection among high-risk populations, according to a pilot study published in the November issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases , the Baton Rouge Advocate ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Refocusing Health Promotion for Syphilis Prevention: Results of a Case-Control Study of Men Who Have Sex With Men on England's South Coast

The authors set out to investigate factors associated with recent syphilis diagnosis and to recommend approaches to improve prevention. "Prevention interventions have had little impact on syphilis outbreaks among men who have sex with men (MSM) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Men Target of Syphilis Prevention Efforts

CDC recently unveiled its updated National Plan to Eliminate Syphilis, which addresses a dramatic rise in infections among men who have sex with men. Among US syphilis cases, the proportion of MSM jumped from 5 percent in 1999 to 64 percent in 2004,... 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
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 »

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 »

Can Syphilis infection lower CD4?

HiRecently my CD4 dropped from 426 to 241 in just 3 months. Can a syphilis infection do this? If yes, if I take the necessary antibiotics, will my CD4 go back up?Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Almost any concurrent infection can cause CD4 counts to drop and HIV viral load to skyrocket. The reason you should take antibiotics if you have syphilis is not primarily to boost your sagging CD4 count, but rather to prevent syphilis from... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,The clinical course of syphilis can vary considerably from person to person. Add HIV into the equation and things become even more confusing, as HIV severity varies considerably as well and this can effect the course of a concurrent... Read more »
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Prevention professional needed

Posted by Anonymous

BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues) is looking
for a dynamic, organized professional to direct its HIV and STD
prevention programs. The individual should have a minimum of a Bachelors
Degree in Health, Health Education or Human... Read more »

BEBASHI Full time Prevention specialist

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Prevention Specialist (2 positions) in Philadephia

(1) To work with the MSM population (Men Having Sex With Men)
(1) To work with the Syphilis Elimination Initiative

BA or related degree in human services or high school diploma with four
years... Read more »

I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
I have used Bactrim only to discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a... Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Prevention

As an individual living with HIV for going on 19 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and
discrimination for nearly a decade. As well, creating awareness in the many issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. I... Read more »