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Syphilis In Pregnant Women

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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
...declines with time but continues during latent syphilis. To prevent passing congenital syphilis to their unborn babies, all pregnant women should be tested for syphilis.ComplicationsPregnancySyphilis can cause miscarriages, premature births,... 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 »

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

Ohio: Syphilis Rates Triple in Cincinnati

...working to make syphilis testing quicker, said city Health Commissioner Noble Maseru. Adding a second screening for syphilis when pregnant women are closer to delivery could identify more infections, he said. "I see it as a real harbinger of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...declines with time but continues during latent syphilis. To prevent passing congenital syphilis to their unborn babies, all pregnant women should be tested for syphilis. Complications Pregnancy Syphilis can cause miscarriages, premature... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis, Report Finds

...early detection and treatment of maternal syphilis," the note emphasized. "CDC recommends serologic syphilis testing for all pregnant women at the first prenatal visit." Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can lead to stillbirth, neonatal death,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Syphilis Outbreak Reported Here; Tests Urged for the Sexually Active

...physicians and other health care providers who conduct STD screenings to follow CDC guidelines calling for syphilis testing of all pregnant women at least twice during their pregnancy and for anyone who tests positive for another STD. Cleveland... Read more »
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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 »

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 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,... Read more »