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...disease, anti-HIV drugs or co-infection with other sexually transmitted infections may make it harder for HIV positive women to become pregnant. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, ask your doctor for a referral to a fertility
clinic. There are guidelines to assist in the pregnancy planning and fertility
needs of people with HIV. An HIV positive woman can pass on HIV to her male partner(s) while trying to get pregnant. To avoid...
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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...
...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 »
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. ...
...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 »
Hi Dr. Bob,You were kind enough to answer one of my questions in the past, and I hope that you will please answer this question for me as well, as I am suffering from a great deal of anxiety.My wife and I have started fertility treatment, and the...
...Hello Worried Northerner,1.I would surmise from the information you presented that your wife's initial test for syphilis
was a "false positive" test. If you remain concerned, see an infectious diseases specialist. He can review your test results Read more »
For the past 10 years I have had a positive Syphilis test but the first doctor that did it told me that I didn't have Syphilis. Years later it came up again when I was pregnant. This time a new DR. said it was normal for women to sometimes have the...
...It depends on which of several tests that can be done for syphilis
is positive. A decision to treat is dependent on the clinical context of the case. Read more »
...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... Read more »
...caffeine. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. SyphilisSyphilis
is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis
usually... Read more »
...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 »
...safe." If you don't, you could be exposed to other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), or syphilis
. If you already have HIV, these diseases can be more serious. Choosing a sex partner based on their HIV... Read more »
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...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 »
...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 »
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 »
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,... Read more »