Syphilis Incubation Period

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i WAS EXPOSED 6 WEEKS AGO AND contracted gonorhea and took antibiotics until the pus cell in my urine was 0-2hpf. now i went to a laboratory and ask to test me for syphilis. they conduct a test called vdrl-quantitative. the doctor told me that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If you got syphilis 6 weeks ago when you got gonorrhea, it is not true that the blood test for syphilis would take years to be positive-- it should 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


...should Visit your health care provider if you have a lesion (sore) in your genital area or a widespread rash Get tested periodically for syphilis if your sexual behaviors put you at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Get tested... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: San Francisco Syphilis Rates Flatline

...of 2009, cases of primary and secondary syphilis totaled 235, a slight reduction from the 242 reported during the comparable period last year. Back to other news for November 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasil™ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasil™ does not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

...compared the percentage of syphilis-infected men detected online with those diagnosed at the local STD clinic during the same time period. During 15 months, 898 site visitors downloaded referral letters, and 93 men (10 percent) were tested. The... Read more »
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need some help

Posted by latino3
...owrs that I will use. About 3 weeks ago I had sex with a person that I meet, and we had a vaginal. Now she was having her period at the time anyway we use condom during the act. I do have my girlfriend and about a week after have sex with... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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