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reoccuring herpes breakouts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read somewhere that if you have herpes and you have reoccuring breakouts that can be an indication of HIV. Is there any truth to this? 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 »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
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, and a... Read more »
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Zoster Breakouts

Hello and thank you for being there for all of us who have so many questions and concerns. My question is this: I very frequently break out with fluid filled "zosters" for lack of a better description. They always appear on my buttocks,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This may be zoster, but it may be herpes as well. With the symptoms, it sounds like you should be taking prophylaxis with either acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir. This will prevent breakouts and symptoms. I am assuming that you have had a... Read more »

Can PEP inhibit an herpes breakout ?

I am on PEP and I notice 3 days after the exposure some little red spot on my penis. It disappeared one hour later. Could Zilarvir avoid a breakout ?I am wondering if I can get the Hepatitis B vaccine while I am on PEP ?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Isolated red spots on the penis would be an unusual drug reaction. I would have these examined. HBV vaccine is fine during PEP. DW... Read more »

why did I breakout in hives for 3 months?

I went through a traumatic experience at work; however, days before that I had one occurrence of hives. After the traumatic experience, I broke out in hives for three months continuously. My doctor prescribed a 24 hour antihistamine (Allegra)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy. What is your HIV status and which HIV meds are you taking?... Read more »

Skin breakouts with HIV/AIDS

I have a friend who has the HIV virus. She is approximately 45 years old. Recently she dropped lots of weight. She had not been on any medications until that point. Now she is taking meds but has not gained any weight and her facial skin is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The skin problems are most likely not due to her medications (some skin problems have been associated with indinavir, and some drugs cause rashes, but by and large HIV medicines do not cause major skin problems). However, skin problems such as... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data From 28 States Suggest Federal Syphilis Elimination Efforts Have Had Significant Impact on Syphilis Rates

In 1998, following a decade of declining syphilis rates, CDC provided the first funding for syphilis elimination to 25 states and three cities 1 with the highest remaining syphilis rates or with a high probability for a resurgence of the disease.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Dual Syphilis-HIV Cases on Rise in Cleveland, County -- New Syphilis Diagnoses Mostly Men Under 35

While new syphilis reports increased only slightly in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in 2010, the number of people diagnosed with both HIV and syphilis is rising. Cuyahoga County recorded 159 new syphilis cases last year, just one case more than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coverage of Antenatal Syphilis Screening and Predictors for Not Being Screened in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The authors conducted the current study to assess the syphilis control program in Mongolia and to measure the coverage of antenatal syphilis screening and identify factors related to women not being screened. The researchers reviewed antenatal care... 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 »