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Syphilis Problems

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi: Syphilis Remains Problem in State

Since taking over as state health officer in 2007, Dr. Ed Thompson has made tackling public health concerns like syphilis, TB, infant mortality, and obesity a priority. Thompson hired additional nurses and disease intervention specialists, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Cases in Detroit on the Rise

Cases of a centuries-old scourge are on the rise in Detroit, and federal health officials say the city has been slow to react to the syphilis problem. As of July 30, Detroit recorded 245 new cases and could see 500 by year's end, according to a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Navajo Nation Battles Syphilis, HIV With Rare Public Campaign

When four Navajo patients came into Jonathan Iralu's hospital with syphilis all in the same week, Iralu made a plea rarely heard on the reservation: Spread the word about the disease, and quickly. The call from Iralu, the infectious disease... Read more »
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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 »


I have been tested several times for syphilis as part of a std exam. Recently when I experienced eye problems they gave me another RPR (Dx) w/refl titer and confirmatory test. It came back with a reading of non-reactive on both. Am I clear for...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Appears that way.... Read more »

Neurologic recovery after treatment for latent Syphilis

My partner is about to be treated for latent secondary stage syphilis. He is 54, his HIV levels are zero/t-cells are 800-1,000. Within the last 18 months he has been experiencing more frequent moments of forgetfulness -short, middle and long term,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting. Sorry for the late reply.Your question poses a number of interesting aspects. First, cognitive impairment (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) is disturbingly common among people living with HIV. There are multiple... Read more »

Can an hiv antibody test false-positively react to syphilis?

I decided to go get tested for hiv a couple of months ago. I went to this non-profit testing site and i had an oraquick rapid test and a western blot done. Both of them came back positive and i was in shock. I didnt know how to accept that. Then...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. When a person is infected with HIV, Syphilis can cause a much more severe decline in the CD4 count. In regards to Syphilis being misinterpreted for HIV, the answer is no. Please see a previous answer by Dr. Bob for... Read more »
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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 »

when some things arent a problem

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
since comming here in 04, i have just realized how insignificant a broken bone and say broken cartilage really are in the terms of how it affects me now.
my son (8) and i were wrestling because wrestlemannia was comming on, so i did a few body slams... 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 »


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 »