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Syphilis Progression

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data From 28 States Suggest Federal Syphilis Elimination Efforts Have Had Significant Impact on Syphilis Rates

In 1998, following a decade of declining syphilis rates, CDC provided the first funding for syphilis elimination to 25 states and three cities 1 with the highest remaining syphilis rates or with a high probability for a resurgence of the disease.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease will progress to... 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 »

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 »

Concerned after syphilis treatment

I was infected with syphilis about a year ago. I had treatment at the time it was discovered, but I didn't go back for my second set of penicillin shots. I assumed it was gone, as the symptoms were gone. Later this year I find out that I still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JM,Not going back to complete your treatment of syphilis is a really, really bad idea! As you have discovered, just because symptoms may subside with the first shot doesn't mean the infection is gone. By not completely treating the... Read more »

about syphilis

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Syphilis is a complicated illness and progresses through various stages if left untreated. See below.Regarding your friends, there are two possibilities:1. He was not properly evaluated for syphilis and had it for a long period of time. This is... 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 »

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 »

Syphilis

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
By MATT CRENSON
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 »