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Syphilis Risk Factors

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Childhood Sexual Abuse as an HIV Risk Factor in Women

In doing HIV/AIDS work, it is critical to operate with the awareness that a large proportion of adolescents and adults were sexually abused as children and that abuse has had a profound and devastating effect on their consequent psychosocial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Sex Work on the Prevalence of Syphilis Among Injection Drug Users in Three Russian Cities

The researchers examined risk factors for syphilis infection among injection drug users (IDUs) in three cities in Russia, placing particular emphasis on the potential roles of gender and sex work. A cross-sectional survey of IDUs in Moscow,... Read more »
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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 unprotected oral sex from a stranger. (Dumb Dumb thing to do; I know.)There was no ejaculation -- if that is a factor. How much at risk am I for HPV,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The risk for getting HIV from receiving oral sex is practically zero. The risk for getting another STD this way is very low. It really depends on the STD.It is possible to get an STD from a person performing oral sex on you if they have an active... 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 »

Contagious after Syphilis Treatment

I received a titer of 1:16 on August 8 2013 got a shot in both cheeks, and another shot in both cheeks again on August 15, 2013. I had no signs or symptoms of syphilis outbreak. My titer in July was 1:4. Am I at risk of passing syphilis on at this...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Depending on the stage of syphilis that you were diagnosed with, you should have received either 1 or 3 sets of shots. I'm not aware of any protocols in which two sets of shots is recommended. You are no longer considered contagious... Read more »

hepatitis with syphilis

I WOULD LIKE SOME INFO ON THE EFFECTS OF HEPATITIS WITH SYPHILIS I CAN FIND A THING ABOUT HEPATITIS AND SYPHILIS TOGETHER I NEED SOME INFO...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The two are both very treatable diseases, if that is what you mean. Rarely syphilis will cause hepatitis by itself, but more commonly people have both, because of shared risk factors. If you treat the syphilis, then the syphilitic hepatitis will... Read more »
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Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

risk factor

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a guy is masterbating himself and has precum on his hands and then touches my vagina with that same hand does it put me at any risk for hiv? Read more »

Risk factor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it likely to catch HIV if you have vaginal sex with a man without a condom, but he doesn't ejaculate inside you? (there might have been some pre-cum) Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »