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Syphilis And Bladder Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...get infected with HIV through oral sex. The risk is not zero. The risk of HIV infection through oral sex is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis can increase the risk of transmitting HIV. People with syphilis have a higher than average chance of being infected...
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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
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... 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 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
...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 killing you. Bend... Read more »

Syphilis infection

Hi, I had a an encounter with a female sex worker. It happenned 11/26. After a while the condom broke, I don't really how long we had unprotected sex , maybe 2-3 minutes when we noticed. We both got really scared. We talked about the incident and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with the information you received from your doctor.My only advice, aside form getting HIV tested at the three-month mark, is to level with your wife. It's not only the best way to deal with your guilt; it's also the right thing to do.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Syphilis Infections Up 30 Percent Each Year: Report

... The number of syphilis infections in China is growing by 30 percent each year, state media reported recently. The STD is now one of the country's top Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature

... In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...caffeine. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...than these activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

bladder infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...waiting to get my results back in a week, so I'm trying not to freak out, but today I feel like I could be starting to get a bladder infection. Is this a symptom? I haven't had sex recently so I know it's not from that...maybe I don't have one,... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... 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 »