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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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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 »

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 business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey MW,You went into a store to grab a paper and wound up with an unknown throbbing tallywhacker tickling your tonsils? Hmm. I shutter to think what happens to you when you go out for weekly grocery shopping!?!I'll reprint below some... Read more »

How long am I contagious? Syphilis (SYPHILIS, 2011)

I was diagnosed with Syphilis last march, I was given two penicillin injectios in the course of two weeks (April the 7th and 14th). I had unprotected sex with my partner on June the 16th (for the first time), and did it four times between that date...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your doctor said that since your post-treatment FTA-ABS (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed) was positive that you might still be infectious? WHAT?!? Your doctor is woefully uninformed on this matter! The majority of patients who have... 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 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 »
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Question about "high risk groups"

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for all of you. i've been doing some studying on HIV/AIDS and almost all the literature talks about the risks associated with certain practices, and they almost always say things like "the chances of acquiring hiv are higher if you... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... 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 »