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Syphilis Incidence

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Incidence of Syphilis on the Rise

Alberta Health officials are warning of an increase in syphilis incidence, including 202 infectious cases in 2006 -- a 41 percent increase from the 143 cases in 2005. The outbreak is demographically widespread by age, sexual orientation, religious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Early Syphilis in HIV-Infected Patients

The study authors sought to evaluate the incidence of early syphilis based on time from initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-infected patients. HIV-positive patients undergoing HAART (539) were followed for up to four... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina Health Officials Believe Syphilis Eradication Possible if Decreasing Incidence Trends Persist

Syphilis incidence in North Carolina is at its lowest point in recorded history, and health officials believe they are "on the verge of virtually wiping out" the disease in the state, which traditionally has been a "syphilis hot spot," the ... Read more »
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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
syphilis in the United States in the 1990s, as well as the CDC's initiative to eliminate the disease domestically by 2005, syphilis incidence has risen dramatically since 2000, particularly among MSM.(3,54-60) (See the CDC's Syphilis... Read more »

Amsterdam incident

Dr. Bob - you're humurous, a great soul and have the best of Karma lined up and I pray for people like you everyday. Readers of this forum - I've been a regular since July this year and your site is the most authentic and comforting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Concerned Seattleite,Thanks for you kind words. Since this is an HIV information Web site specifically dealing with safe sex and HIV prevention issues, I really can't go into great detail on the many possibilities for your symptoms or mild... Read more »

Syphilis infection

Hi, I had a an encounter with a female sex worker. It happenned 11/26. After a while the condom broke, I don't really how long we had unprotected sex , maybe 2-3 minutes when we noticed. We both got really scared. We talked about the incident...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with the information you received from your doctor.My only advice, aside form getting HIV tested at the three-month mark, is to level with your wife. It's not only the best way to deal with your guilt; it's also the right... Read more »
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Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
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 »

8 Years Back Incident

Posted by guy_32, 1 Reply
Hi i had unprotected sex once with a sex worker 8 years back and it lasted for 2 to 3 mins. That is the only incident in my life until i got married in 2003.

My worry is am i at risk of contracting HIV with the said incident? So far i am very healthy... Read more »

Need input on an incident today.

Posted by pden1, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone,

An incident happened today which has been on my mind. At work, I accidentally dropped my cell phone in a trash can, when i reached in to get it, there were several paper towels with some blood on them (likely from a nose bleed). ... Read more »

Followup on incident

Posted by pden1, 1 Reply

I posted earlier about an incident two days ago. I reached down in a trash can to get my keys, and there were paper towels with fresh blood on them. I had some small new cuts on my hands (bled a bit that morning but not when i reached in... Read more »