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Is Syphilis More Commom In Women Or In Men

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men Have a 140-Fold Higher Risk for Newly Diagnosed HIV and Syphilis Compared With Heterosexual Men in New York City

The current study describes the population of men who have sex with men in New York City, comparing MSM demographics, risk behaviors, new HIV infections, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis rates with those of men who have sex with women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

The researchers assessed the epidemiology of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States and estimated the percentages of cases occurring among men who have sex with men (MSM). The authors reviewed US syphilis surveillance data from 1990 to... 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
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 »

U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row

Hi Doc, Last week some news came out about about syphilis on the rise, but what I found most disturbing is that it said it is "driven largely by cases among gay and bisexual men."What is going on to cause this? Granted, it can't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charles,It is indeed true that syphilis is on the rise and that there is both an increased incidence and prevalence in men who have sex with men. There are many potential underlying reasons for this, including a decreased use of safer sexual... 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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Hetero Men Women Gay Bi Men: PAID Research Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-Positive
HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN
HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN
MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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Hetero Men & Women Bi Gay Men: PAID Research Study

Posted by Anonymous
Sorry for the cross-post.

HIV-Positive
HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN
HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN
MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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do most gay men date women

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May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV
Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.)
Dance floor, DJ, cash bar, light meal
We'll have the place to ourselves. Cost: $10 at door
RSVP: kei... Read more »