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Syphilis And Lesions

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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 examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »

quick question re: syphilis

Dr. Feinberg,If a male acquired syphilis, would a chancre/lesion appear 100 of the time? Is it... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly-Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

Case A 27-year-old male presents to the prison infirmary with penile pain. He reports having had the pain for the past three days, ever since accidentally catching part of the skin of his penis in his pants zipper. The patient reports previous good... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? How does syphilis affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Rate of Syphilis Cases on the Rise

Barely halfway through 2010, the 40 syphilis cases logged by Salt Lake County health officials have topped the 2009 total of 37, putting the county on track to double its caseload of the STD by year's end. To address the increase, the Salt Lake... Read more »
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Hiding KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Any hints about how to cover up KS lesions? Thanks!

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Covering KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone recommend a good product to cover a lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Kaposi's sarcoma lesions

Posted by paulie_tx, 3 Replies
I just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.

Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »

Questions about possible KS lesions

Posted by jstanavgguy, 1 Reply
I was wondering if KS lesions are able to be scraped or cut off?

I have a dark brown spot on my thigh, and I scraped it of. It was not a scab. However, when i scraped off the discolored skin, the flesh underneath was the normal color. Also, there was... Read more »