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Syphilis And Teenagers

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento Mobile Health Care Van Offers Teenagers Free STD Tests, Information

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a mobile health care van -- known as Care-A-Van -- that offers teenagers at some schools and people at area homeless shelters testing for and information about sexually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Teenagers View Oral Sex as Less Risky Than Intercourse, Say Oral Sex Not Really Sex, Survey Shows

U.S. teenagers view oral sex as "not sex" and less risky than sexual intercourse, according to a study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics , Reuters reports. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a pediatrician at the University of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Shock as Nine Ulster Teenagers Diagnosed With HIV

Newly released statistics are prompting worries about the sexual health of Northern Ireland teens. Health Minister Michael McGimpsey reported that of 55 new HIV cases registered in Northern Ireland last year, nine were ages 16-19. Genito-urinary... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Managing anxiety/stress and finding peace over no risk "I S I T P O S S I B L E ? Unhygienic masturbation = Syphilis ?"

Hi I've been worried for months , so a few months ago I see my UNCLEAN HANDS TO MASTURBATE CAN I CONTRACT SYPHILIS from objects I touched throughout the day ? If I masturbated with dirty hands could I have had the syphilis bacterium on my hands...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
I'm sorry to hear that this has been giving you ending grief recently.We've received your question many times, however, my colleague Richard has done a <a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q219375.html"... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

How long am I contagious? Syphilis (SYPHILIS, 2011)

I was diagnosed with Syphilis last march, I was given two penicillin injectios in the course of two weeks (April the 7th and 14th). I had unprotected sex with my partner on June the 16th (for the first time), and did it four times between that date...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your doctor said that since your post-treatment FTA-ABS (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed) was positive that you might still be infectious? WHAT?!? Your doctor is woefully uninformed on this matter! The majority of patients who have... Read more »

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 »
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advise for telling my teenage

Posted by masosa, 2 Replies
Anyone with advise on telling children. I haven't coped myself but people are taking my right to privacy and telling my story. I wanted to shelter her and my son a few more years but may be forced now. Help Read more »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »

Teenaged Substance

Posted by idiodoprish
One time the thing is out in the open, management might be taken back and the particular person makes a decision not to ever be an addict nowadays. Abstaining from drug usage is the first step inside voyage to restoration it may well require lover... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »