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Statistics Of Positive Test Results Of Syphilis Of Gay Men Who Have Hiv

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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
...knowing the specific tests to order and how to interpret the results. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information from the archives that hopefully will be helpful.)If multiple physicians have been unable to identify a physical cause of your... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has... Read more »

Waiting for the results! Just been tested! Really scared!

I got tested this morning and I'm waiting until the result of the laboratory is available on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men

...A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Circumcision and Its Potential Impact on the Spread of HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

...disproportionately affected by HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis. What's more, data from HIV test results suggest that since 2001 HIV infections in the following countries are increasing among men who have... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicago Reports Syphilis Cases Increase Among Gay Men

...and Rogers Park, is doubly dangerous because syphilis also greatly increases a person's chances of getting and transmitting HIV. "Syphilis is like gasoline on HIV transmission," said department spokesperson Daniel Ash, noting that in about half... Read more »
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Posted by redribbon, 1 Reply
...thought improbable. Due to the severity of my symptoms, it was decided that a special p24 test should be carried out. This test finds the HIV virus rather than the anti bodies, I was to return in 4 days time for the results. The next 4 days... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...average. How reliable is an RNA test? Both RNA and antibody tests can sometimes produce false-positive results. Falsepositive RNA test results occur in 2.6 - 5% of testers, depending on how common HIV infection is in the population. People who... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...under stress like me. So my question is 1. Does the EIA test for HIV-1 detect HIV-2 ? how about another subtype of HIV ( all the test result I saw only HIV-1). 2. Is the RNA PCR test at three and half months is good enough. 3. How long for the... Read more »