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Syphilis Diagnosis How Long Before I Can Have Sex

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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... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Primary and Secondary Syphilis by Oral Sex -- Chicago, Illinois, 1998-2002

During 1998-2002, the STD/HIV Prevention and Care Program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recorded 1,582 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis, the most of any U.S. city. 1 Although case numbers and overall rates... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Syphilis Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Bangkok, Thailand, 2005-2011

Although efforts to control the heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Thailand had shown success by the late 1990s, 1 HIV continued to spread in other risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2003, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Refocusing Health Promotion for Syphilis Prevention: Results of a Case-Control Study of Men Who Have Sex With Men on England's South Coast

The authors set out to investigate factors associated with recent syphilis diagnosis and to recommend approaches to improve prevention. "Prevention interventions have had little impact on syphilis outbreaks among men who have sex with men (MSM) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Consequence of the Syphilis Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Neurosyphilis in Los Angeles, 2001-2004

The authors undertook the current study to examine the epidemiology and clinical findings of neurosyphilis (NS) cases diagnosed during the current syphilis epidemic occurring primarily among MSM. Syphilis cases that were reported to the health... Read more »
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Long Term Symptoms without Diagnosis

Posted by concerned101, 1 Reply
I'll try to keep this brief. Here is my chronology;
1996 - no sexual contact, just kissing with exchange of saliva with a female in a foreign country. Days later, growth on underside of tongue...fleshy in color with a white tip. Over a couple of... Read more »

Sex after diagnosis

Posted by efive, 3 Replies
I have a question I would like the answer to (if anyone knows) before my next doctor's appointment. If you're on meds and have sex with another positive person, what is the level of danger that you might acquire a resistant form of the virus? Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
I am really out of my mind with worry. I am a 34 year old gay man and I had sex back on Feb 11 with a guy I met online.

I was the passive partner and this guy topped me. I think the condom may have broken during intercourse and the guy may have... Read more »

SUPER INFECTION NOW 5% OF NEW DIAGNOSIS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco opened yesterday with a bang, as a group of investigators from Los Angeles and San Diego provided long-awaited information on the incidence of sexually-acquired... Read more »