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Syphilis And Bladder Infection

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and Syphilis With HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Peru

Javier Lama from the Asociacion Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion and colleagues surveyed and tested for HIV 3,280 men who have sex with men in Peru and found an HIV prevalence of 13.9% in the group, a herpes simplex virus type 2 prevalence of 46.3%... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Azithromycin-Resistant Syphilis Infection: San Francisco, California, 2000-2004

After its 2000 nadir, US incidence of primary and secondary syphilis began increasing (from 2.2 cases per 100,000 population in 2001 to 2.5 cases per 100,000 in 2003), mainly among men who have sex with men (MSM). In San Francisco, which now has the... Read more »
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 five infectious diseases after being almost eradicated 50 years ago, according to a ministry of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Conclusive syphilis testing for late infection

Dear Dr.HolodniyHope your doing well.I am kind of confused regarding testing for syphilis since i might have been infected 12 years back. I have swollen nodes in the neck region, and i have a canker like circular scar on the skin of my penis( could...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given those test results, it is not likely to be syphilis.... Read more »

Latent Syphilis or re-infected?

I am HIV Positive.I had Syphilis and treated 2 years ago. After one year I became RPR Negative. I was RPR Negative during the last year.Now, my last test came RPR Positive/confirm TP-PA RPR. RPR, Quant 1:4. T pallidum Antibodies Reactive.I cannot...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your RPR level was prior to treatment, and what exactly your treatment was and for how long. many times the RPR will remain positive indefinitely, even after treatment. If the correct treatment was administered for the... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV Infection

I recently tested reactive for syphilis and have received the appropriate treatment. My HIV antibodies and Hepatitis both were negative. Due to being severely ill for several months, there had been no sexual contact with my partner for about 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm not sure I understand what you are asking.As for what's going on, it seems obvious that neither you nor your partner are practicing safer sex, as you have both contracted separate STDs over recent months!Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others

bladder infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have another question...I'm 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... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... Read more »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »