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What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that...
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Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis
can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... Read more »
If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
is a complicated illness and progresses through various stages if left untreated. See below.Regarding your friends, there are Read more »
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE OF THE BUTTOCKS WHEN WILL I SEE NOTICEABLE RESULTS. I HAVE A SWOLLEN LYMPH GLAND ON DA LEFT SIDE HEALED BUT VISIBLE SORES ON THE TIP OF THE PENIS OR...
...Hello,The treatment for primary, secondary and early latent syphilis
in adults is 2.4 million units of long-acting penicillin G benzathine intramuscularly (shot in the butt). From your description, Read more »
Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
...Hello Andrew,The clinical course of syphilis
can vary considerably from person to person. Add HIV into the equation and things become even more confusing, as HIV severity Read more »
...among HIV-positive women and may be related to abnormal menstrual cycles. Since anemia has been shown to be a risk factor for progression
of HIV disease, it is important to talk to your doctor about whether you are anemic and what treatments or... Read more »
...sex is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis
can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis
can increase the... Read more »
...you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression
of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can... Read more »
...than these activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis
, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more »
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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 »
...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 »
...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 »
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 »