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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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The scratch test is of some clinical benefit in this setting. Even with a negative scratch test if the history for pen allergy is strong then a desensitization procedure may be advisable. If the history for pen allergy is weak and there is a... Read more »

Syphilis and Penicillin 1:16 to 1:8

Hello DoctorsI have question about Syphilis treatment. I have HIV and I had syphilis ,I am on... Read more »

Penicillin treatment

I am currently on Penicillin treatment for syphilis. Had my first 2 injections last week Friday... Read more »
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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 morbidity worldwide," wrote Edward W. Hook III, of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibiotic Pill for Syphilis Holds Promise

A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin is just as effective as penicillin injections in treating syphilis, according to a Tanzania-based study in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine . An injection of penicillin has long been the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Plague Busters: Finding New Syphilis Intervention Strategies

Why worry over syphilis, a centuries-old scourge that is easily treated with penicillin? Syphilis boosts the chances of giving or getting HIV by up to five times, and HIV is much tougher to treat and impossible to cure. A rise in syphilis raises the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Syphilis in HIV-Infected Subjects: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Noting that "the optimal antimicrobial regimen to treat syphilis in HIV-infected subjects remains controversial," the study authors conducted a systematic literature assessment of studies evaluating syphilis treatment regimens in this population. ... 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 gone but i... Read more »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

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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 »