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Syphilis And Pregnancy

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...declines with time but continues during latent syphilis. To prevent passing congenital syphilis to their unborn babies, all pregnant women should be tested for syphilis.ComplicationsPregnancySyphilis can cause miscarriages, premature births,... Read more »

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... Read more »

syphilis cure

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazilian Government Launches Program to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis

...transmissions of HIV and syphilis. According to Xinhua/ People's Daily , the government by 2011 plans to increase the number of pregnant women tested for HIV and syphilis from 1.4 million to 2.3 million and from 2.1 million to 4.8 million,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis, Report Finds

...early detection and treatment of maternal syphilis," the note emphasized. "CDC recommends serologic syphilis testing for all pregnant women at the first prenatal visit." Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can lead to stillbirth, neonatal death,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


...declines with time but continues during latent syphilis. To prevent passing congenital syphilis to their unborn babies, all pregnant women should be tested for syphilis. Complications Pregnancy Syphilis can cause miscarriages, premature... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Rise in Syphilis, Cuts in Funding a Worry in Philadelphia, Mastrogiannis said, costs $10,000 to $100,000, versus the $10 cost of a syphilis test during pregnancy. Now, whenever a pregnant woman not receiving prenatal care comes to the Temple emergency department for any reason -- "even if she has a... Read more »
Connect With Others

coping til neg. boyfriend needs other women

Posted by inadaze, 2 Replies
tested pos 10 wks ago. My boyfriend is negative and was/is....? very supportive and caring. I had this dilusion that we were staying away ffrom sex for now until we can deal better with the whole concept. We were always condom users but without... Read more »

hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...include candidas, arthritis, parasites, malaria, liver conditions, alcoholism, drug abuse, flu, herpes, syphilis, other STDs and pregnancy. Electron Micrograph Evidence: The Ultimate Test If HIV exists it should be possible to purify the virus... Read more »

Pregnancy after negative 3 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies Asia). After testing negative at 5 and 11 weeks, and now waiting for the 13 week result, my girlfriend and I are mulling pregnancy. Is it safe to start trying after I get the 13 week result - provided it is negative? I also tested negative... Read more »

Prevention professional needed

Posted by Anonymous
...interventions including education, risk reduction instruction (workshops), prevention counseling and HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Pregnancy testing, Prevention Case Management. Salary is competitive. Good benefits. EOE Please send resume to... Read more »