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Syphilis Diagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with Syphilis (on my records it says Syphilis (II) so I assume I am in the second stage.My TRUST was 1:64 My TPPA was 1:1280 I am being treated with 3 shots of penicillin.I am currently in a foreign country. Besides a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. No2. Usually better to test and follow test results with blood tests.3. Possibly. Need to be evaluated by your doctor for any signs or symptoms related to neurosyphilis. If there are any concerns a lumbar puncture to test spinal fluid would be... 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 »

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

Georgia: Syphilis Most Common Diagnosis at New Men's STD Clinic

In its first eight days of operation, AID Atlanta's STD clinic diagnosed 45 new STD cases, said Mark Hebert, a nurse practitioner at the clinic. The Men's STD Clinic, open since October, sees patients on the first and third Saturdays of the month,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... 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. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease will progress to... Read more »
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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 »