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Syphilis Rash On Face

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Secondary syphilis rash

In February I started developing rash on my arms, chest, back and face, but not in the hands nor feet. I have been diagnosed with secondary syphilis after blood tests on the beginning of March, with VRDL value of 1/128. I made the treatment with 3...
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
It could take a few weeks. Sitting in the sun could aggravate it, but unlikely that cigarettes or alcohol would.... Read more »

newly infected HIV and Syphilis

Dear Dr Holodniy,In October 2002, I assume I was infected with HIV and Syphilis. After a skin rash,... Read more »

Trizivir and rash, syphilis actually

I asked a question last week about a rash that I had developed that seemed to be an abacavir... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indianapolis: Battle Against Syphilis Faces New Challenge

The syphilis rate in Indianapolis is falling, reports Dr. Virginia Caine, Marion County Health Department Director. However, health workers have had to add a new abbreviation to their battle against the sexually transmitted disease -- MSM, men who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Rise in Syphilis, Cuts in Funding a Worry in Philadelphia

Public health workers seeking to thwart the spread of STDs in Philadelphia are facing twin challenges: a sharp rise in syphilis, concurrent with a 34 percent reduction in state funding for city HIV prevention efforts. The lost money would have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Navajos Confront Syphilis Outbreak With Rare Public Education Campaign

An STD that was once thought to be all but stamped out by the late 1980s has reemerged among the Navajo nation. In February, Dr. Jonathan Iralu called on the chief executive of the government-run Gallup Indian Medical Center to set in motion an STD... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

Many HIV-positive individuals are engaged in sex without proper precautions or protection. Northstar is a large medical practice that serves the greater Chicago area with a special focus on the HIV-positive population. As a result, we are often one... Read more »
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face rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As some may know my doctor has told me to forget this issu of the HIV virus, I dont have had any symptom, I was just worried then , he evaluates my 6.5 week ELISA 3rd generation test and tell me that as he said I must not be worried about that, he... Read more »

Face Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All,
I really need to know something. I had sexual intercourse with a sex work in Asia. She used a condom when we had sex - unfortunately I don't know if it was latex? Sex workers usually have latex condoms right? How common is it to use a... 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 »

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 gone but i... Read more »