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Syphilis Risk Factors

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syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry there are no estimated risk statistics for the risk of acquiring syphilis from French kissing. Likewise for other STDs.Can it happen? Sure. If someone has an active cold sore, he or Read more »

unprotected-insertive oral sex at risk for hpv syphilis hepatitis herpes?

Thank you for your informative asnwers to our questions. My question is: I recently received... Read more »

Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Male Circumcision Reduces Risk of Genital Herpes and HPV Infection, but Not Syphilis

... Heterosexual men who undergo medical circumcision can significantly reduce their risk of acquiring two common sexually transmitted infections?herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibiotics Safe, Effective for Preventing Syphilis Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

...Antibiotics can be a "safe and effective" way of preventing syphilis infection among high-risk populations, according to a pilot study published in the November issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases , the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Refocusing Health Promotion for Syphilis Prevention: Results of a Case-Control Study of Men Who Have Sex With Men on England's South Coast

...significantly associated with syphilis diagnosis. The authors pointed out that many of the same key behavioral and partnership risk factors for syphilis are also risk factors for HIV, indicating "the need for integrated strategies that tackle the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Syphilis Reaching Epidemic Status Among Gays

...HIV-negative men in the prospective study, those who reported seeking sex partners in public places and via telephone had a increased risk of contracting syphilis. Common among gay men until the early 1980s, syphilis declined rapidly in Australia... Read more »
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receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
...2 different guys whose HIV status I'm not sure of(i'm a female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and have had no herpes outbreaks and don't think I... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
...authorities who have worried that increasing syphilis infection, especially among gay and bisexual men, is a sign that people at high risk for HIV have grown complacent about practicing safe sex. Syphilis has been on the rise in the United... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am very scared i had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for... Read more »