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Syphilis Prevalence

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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 kill you but this...
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 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 »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy... Read more »
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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 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

...potentially critical levels in terms of HIV prevention in two cities," the authors concluded. "HCV prevalence was high in all cities. Syphilis prevalence highlights the potential for sexual HIV transmission. Despite large-scale testing programs,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

...of confirmed primary and secondary syphilis cases increased from 6,862 in 2002 to 7,082 in 2003 ( Washington Post , 3/9). Syphilis prevalence rose from 2.4 cases per 100,000 people in 2002 to 2.5 cases per 100,000 people in 2003. CDC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Almost 30 Percent of Pregnant Women Have HIV

...reversal of post-apartheid developmental gains." The new data are derived from the latest National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence survey, which in October 2009 surveyed 33,841 pregnant women from 1,457 antenatal clinics. HIV... 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... 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 »

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,... Read more »