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Syphilis Among Teens

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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...minds, remaining abstinent. Moreover, many consider oral sex to be a safe or no-risk sexual practice. In a national survey of teens conducted for The Kaiser Family Foundation, 26% of sexually active 15- to 17-year-olds surveyed responded that one... 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... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

...in risky sexual behavior among U.S. teens, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Uhlman, Philadelphia Inquirer , 3/9). Syphilis Early reports indicate that the number of new cases of syphilis, which CDC had hoped to eliminate by 2005,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Lucas County Confronts Rise in Syphilis Cases

...Ohio Department of Health. In both cities, most patients were men who have sex with men, African-American heterosexuals, or youths, said Paulette McClure, HIV prevention program manager at the state Department of Health. Locally, patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Teen Birth Rate Rises for First Time in 10 Years

...said the figures came as no surprise, having been foreshadowed by major increases in the rates of STDs - including chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea - among teens in the past five years. "We must ask ourselves again if we are doing the best for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: For Young Prisoners, Frank Talk About STDs

...armed with photos, graphic depictions of STDs' effects on the body, and the facts about how STDs do, and do not, spread. The youths, who are all tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea upon intake, can voluntarily undergo testing for HIV and syphilis... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

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Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... 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 Read more »