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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE OF THE BUTTOCKS WHEN WILL I SEE NOTICEABLE RESULTS. I HAVE A SWOLLEN LYMPH GLAND ON DA LEFT SIDE HEALED BUT VISIBLE SORES ON THE TIP OF THE PENIS OR...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indistinguishable from those of other diseases.How common is syphilis?In the United States, health officials reported over 36,000 cases of syphilis in 2006, including 9,756 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis. In 2006, half of all P&S... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Lucas County Confronts Rise in Syphilis Cases

... Syphilis cases have been increasing in Lucas County since 2007, a trend that health officials say they have seen across Ohio. The county has Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Despite Drop in Syphilis Cases Among Certain Groups, Overall Incidence Increases Due to Rise in Cases Among MSM

... Although the number of syphilis cases in the U.S. decreased among infants, women and blacks between 1999 and 2004, the overall number of cases in that time has risen Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increase in Syphilis Cases Among MSM in California Does Not Correspond to Rise in Number of HIV Cases, Study Says

...An increase in the number of syphilis cases among men who have sex with men in Los Angeles and San Francisco has not corresponded to a rise in the number of HIV cases, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicago: Syphilis Cases on Rise Among Local Gay Men

...Chicago health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis cases among gay men -- 170 cases last year, compared with 44 in 2000. The cases are concentrated primarily in Lake View, Uptown and Read more »
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Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 without noticing. Question 2 - In order to test for Herpes 1 and 2, does it have to... Read more »

Received un[protected oral, worried ouf my wits!

Posted by merrywell, 1 Reply
...for this, as this is NOT risky, but I'm worried anyway. What do you guys say? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
...incidence of the disease was at its lowest in six decades. In 2003, the most recent year for which data are available, 7,177 cases were reported, compared with 5,979 in 2000. "One would expect for the next few years for syphilis incidence to... Read more »

By Marie Szaniszlo

Posted by Anonymous
...Boston now has one of the nation's > highest syphilis rates, according to federal statistics. > > At least > 69 cases, or > 11.5 per 100,000 people, > were reported last year, giving the city the > sixth highest rate in the... Read more »