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Syphilis Health Risks

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about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neurosyphilis (brain or spinal cord damage) is one of the most severe signs of this stage.DiagnosisIt can be very difficult for your health care provider to diagnose syphilis based on symptoms. This is because symptoms and signs of the disease... 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 »

syphilis cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Alberta Syphilis Awareness Campaign Scratched by Health Minister

... Health Minister Ron Liepert said Thursday he does not support a general syphilis education campaign in Alberta, where some public health Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vermont Department of Health Announces Increase in Syphilis Cases, Could Contribute to Spread of HIV

...and it's being spread among sexually active [MSM] here in Vermont," Lohff said. Hannah Hauser -- co-director of health and wellness for the R.U.1.2? Queer Community Center in Burlington, Vt. -- said the increase indicates that more people are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risky Sexual Behavior Among MSM in Europe Increasing Number of Syphilis Cases, Health Officials Say

...increase in risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men has been linked to a resurgence of syphilis cases in Europe, some health officials have said recently, the AP/ International Herald Tribune reports. According to the AP/ Herald... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Public Health Officials Consider Legal Action to Force AOL, Web Sites to Warn MSM About Syphilis Outbreaks

...Public health officials are considering filing a lawsuit to force Internet service provider America Online and some Web sites to warn members Read more »
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7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...HIV+ remember that more is understood about HIV than some other infections that can it seems do almost as much damage to your health and immune system. Consider yourself lucky if you can get a diagnoses and treament, some of us are in the... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
...cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors, according to a new study. The finding is encouraging to public health authorities who have worried that increasing syphilis infection, especially among gay and bisexual men, is a... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »