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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Dual Syphilis-HIV Cases on Rise in Cleveland, County -- New Syphilis Diagnoses Mostly Men Under 35

While new syphilis reports increased only slightly in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in 2010, the number of people diagnosed with both HIV and syphilis is rising. Cuyahoga County recorded 159 new syphilis cases last year, just one case more than... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

Many HIV-positive individuals are engaged in sex without proper precautions or protection. Northstar is a large medical practice that serves the greater Chicago area with a special focus on the HIV-positive population. As a result, we are often one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Plague Busters: Finding New Syphilis Intervention Strategies

Why worry over syphilis, a centuries-old scourge that is easily treated with penicillin? Syphilis boosts the chances of giving or getting HIV by up to five times, and HIV is much tougher to treat and impossible to cure. A rise in syphilis raises the... Read more »
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"Syphilis vs Herpes panic - does Zovirax work on Syphilis Chancres?"

Hi Erik, really hope you are able to help me because my resources are very limited where I am at the moment and I am in a massive panic.Background: I am a heterosexual male with genital herpes, 4-5 outbreaks per year. Tested negative for HIV /all...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling panicked right now. Luckily it sounds like there's some good information in front of you, despite how hard it is to get a second opinion where you are!It sounds like you... 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 »

HIV and Syphilis

Good morning Dr. Young,thanks for your invaluable help to all of us through this forum.I am HIV+ and take Complera to manage the disease. During my last check-up, my doctor found out that I am co-infected with Syphilis (2nd phase). I am treated with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting your question from Japan.Ceftriaxone is an alternative medication for the treatment of syphilis for those who are allergic to penicillin. It should clear the infection, but it's highly recommended that your... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV and syphilis. My CD count is 795 and VL 1000. My doctor prescribed Ciploxx 500mg for 10 days. Is this the correct medication to treat syphilis. I am busy taking it but would like to know if I should insist on a more...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Ciplofloxacin (Cipro, Ciploxx) is NOT a treatment for syphilis.Penicillin injections are the preferred treatment for syphilis (usually one shot per week for 1 or 3 weeks depending on the stage of syphilis); for those who are allergic to penicillins,... 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 gone but i... 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 concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

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 »