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Syphilis And Men Who Have Sex With Men

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Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases.How common is syphilis?In the United... Read more »

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

...the epidemiology of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States and estimated the percentages of cases occurring among men who have sex with men (MSM). The authors reviewed US syphilis surveillance data from 1990 to 2003. They estimated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

...transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum . It has often been called the great imitator because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases. How common is syphilis? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- New York City, 2001

...The New York City Department of Health and Mental Health (DOHMH) reports that cases of primary and secondary syphilis more than doubled in 2001, increasing from 117 cases in Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in Primary and Secondary Syphilis and HIV Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, 1998-2002

...Because syphilis infection facilitates acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 1 , 2 recent outbreaks of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in major U.S. cities, Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

ORAL SEX...MY INFECTION

Posted by redribbon, 1 Reply
...an extent believe to be true with the very limited evidence at hand. However since my diagnosis in June 2005 I have learnt of many people claiming to have contracted HIV the same way as myself, Oral Sex ! Yes we are shunned and even called... Read more »

Chinas First Gay Clinic

Posted by Bear60
...Disease Prevention and Control Center of Beijing's Chaoyang district and the Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Group, a nongovernmental AIDS prevention organization, on Thursday in Beijing opened the city's first sexually transmitted infections... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
...detective work," said Bryan Grenfell, a biologist at Pennsylvania State University who studies childhood infectious diseases. Many of those illnesses, such as measles and chickenpox, also follow oscillating patterns. The British researchers... Read more »