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Syphilis Treatment Before Penicillin

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Syphilis Treatment-Penicillin Allergy

I have recently tested positive for Syphillis - probably contracted in the past 6 - 8 months. I am also HIV+ for about 18 years. Otherwise healthy and doing well on meds with CD4 >600. For the longest time, I have been telling medical staff that I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...procedure may be advisable. If the history for pen allergy is weak and there is a negative scratch test then proceding with use of penicillin under observation is an option. I generally would recommend desensitization if uncertain. Pencillin is... Read more »

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV and syphilis. My CD count is 795 and VL 1000. My doctor prescribed Ciploxx... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Azithromycin Equal to Penicillin

... The oral antibiotic azithromycin is as effective as penicillin injections in curing early-stage syphilis, according to the results of a new study. "Syphilis remains an important source of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

... What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? How does syphilis Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

...unique to Chicago and is now common in most metropolitan cities around the U.S. Most people think that syphilis is no big deal; penicillin is always here for the rescue. This article's case presentation begs one to reconsider our evaluation of... Read more »
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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... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »