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Syphilis Outbreak

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Officials: Syphilis Outbreak Worsening in Southern Idaho

Health officials say a syphilis outbreak that began in 2003 is getting worse in southern Idaho. Since the outbreak began, the Southwest District Health Department has found 104 cases in its six-county region in southwestern Idaho, most concentrated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Management of a Syphilis Outbreak in Street Sex Workers in East London

Authors in the current study sought to describe the control and management of an outbreak of syphilis among female street sex workers (SSWs) in east London. After the identification of several cases of infectious syphilis in SSWs in east London, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Characterization of a Recent Syphilis Outbreak in Sheffield, U.K., and an Evaluation of Contact Tracing as a Method of Control

The study authors sought to explore the factors around and the success of contact-tracing in a recent major outbreak of infectious syphilis in Sheffield, and to evaluate the effectiveness of this standard control strategy. A retrospective chart... 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 »

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 »

Contagious after Syphilis Treatment

August 8 2013 got a shot in both cheeks, and another shot in both cheeks again on August 15, 2013. I had no signs or symptoms of syphilis outbreak. My titer in July was 1:4. Am I at risk of passing syphilis on at this point. I am dating someone...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Depending on the stage of syphilis that you were diagnosed with, you should have received either 1 or 3 sets of shots. I'm not aware of any protocols in which two sets of shots is recommended. You are no longer considered contagious... Read more »

Painless sore on labia on sixth day of oralsex necessarily be syphilis

My patner gave me oral sex.he hasnt had any signs of syphilis in past 2 years.i noticed a painless sore on my labia on sixth day of having oral was small about less than half a centimeter.i consulted with my gynae but did not tell her about...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,It's likely that your doctor would have been able to visually diagnose the sore as being a chancre. A chancre is the painless sore that is most typically associated with a primary outbreak of Syphilis. If you are concerned then I would... Read more »
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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 »


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
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 »

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, and a... Read more »