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Syphilis Rash On The Chest

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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 »

syphilis biopsy?

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Trizivir and rash, syphilis actually

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chest rash

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
unprotected sex in dec 2003.
been experiencing ongoing chest rashes that come and go for 3 months now. no pain or itching and they only last about half an hour. someone told me that its not HIV because if you get a rash (during ARS ?) it only lasts... Read more »

Chest rash & numb hands = ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had u/p vaginal sex with a unknown female, 5 weeks later I develop a sore throat and cold. A couple of night sweats and some pain in my groin nodes. My hands began going numb in my sleep waking me up. At 7-8 weeks I develop a rash on my chest... Read more »

rash on my back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am scared I have acute infection. I have a rash mainly on my back, some on my chest. I read rash is mainly on the chest. Is this true? Read more »

Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body...

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