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Syphilis Health Risks

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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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 »

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 »

health risks of sex with gay men

Other than HIV, Hep, Syphilis and Gonorrhea what are the health risks of sex with gay men? Also, other than these, what are the health risks of the gay man? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are other STDs that you could get, such as chlamydia, genital warts (condyloma)and chancroid. The health risks of the gay man are the same as those already listed.... Read more »
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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 »

REPORT: Risk of Oral Sex

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
I no longer read this board regularly, so I don't know if this info was posted. For the original news story, click here.

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say
By Emma Hitt, PhD

ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Unprotected oral sex is highly...

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Low risk or no risk, please answer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was grinding/frottage with a female of unknown status. She had her underwear on and I had mine on as well. Is there any risk in this at all? My Dept of Health wouldn't give me a straight answer. Thanks and God Bless. Read more »