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Syphilis Prevalence

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Syphilis Prevalence Rose "Significantly" Among MSM in Bangkok From 2005-2011, Study Shows

"Cases of HIV and syphilis among gay men in Bangkok are on the rise, according to data released by U.S. and Thai health authorities" and published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Sex Work on the Prevalence of Syphilis Among Injection Drug Users in Three Russian Cities

The researchers examined risk factors for syphilis infection among injection drug users (IDUs) in three cities in Russia, placing particular emphasis on the potential roles of gender and sex work. A cross-sectional survey of IDUs in Moscow,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Among Injecting Drug Users in Russia: A Multi-City Study

The authors of the current study sought to estimate prevalence of HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis in injecting drug users (IDUs) in Russia. IDUs were recruited from non-treatment settings in three Russian cities: Moscow, Volgograd, and Barnaul... Read more »
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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 »

U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row

Hi Doc, Last week some news came out about about syphilis on the rise, but what I found most disturbing is that it said it is "driven largely by cases among gay and bisexual men."What is going on to cause this? Granted, it can't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charles,It is indeed true that syphilis is on the rise and that there is both an increased incidence and prevalence in men who have sex with men. There are many potential underlying reasons for this, including a decreased use of safer sexual... Read more »

Syphilis and AIDS/HIV correlation

I was wondering what the relationship between syphilis and HIV/AIDS was if any? I heard that having syphilis made it easier to contract HIV? Is this correct?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It has been well established that any sexually transmitted disease that leads to genital ulceration can make it easier to contract HIV. Syphilis, chlamydia, and herpes all cause genital ulcers. The most obvious reason for this increased risk of... 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 »
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HIV 2 Prevalence

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV 2 prevalence
Posted: Nov 17, 2001


Is there an actual number of individuals to infected with HIV2 in the United States ? I did a home access test and it does not test for this is this something that if your doing an HIV test you... Read more »

Sexual behavior. Exception. Prevalent.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sexual behavior is a consistant thing in most people. Representing one sexual encounter as an exception for a person is a less likely case than the sexual behavior is the more prevalent behavior of the person

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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 »