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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...get infected with HIV through oral sex. The risk is not zero. The risk of HIV infection through oral sex is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis can increase the risk of transmitting HIV. People with syphilis have a higher than average chance of being infected...
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Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... Read more »

Concerned after syphilis treatment

I was infected with syphilis about a year ago. I had treatment at the time it was discovered, but I didn't go back for my second set of penicillin shots. I assumed it was gone, as the symptoms were gone. Later this year I find out that I still have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello JM,Not going back to complete your treatment of syphilis is a really, really bad idea! As you have discovered, just because symptoms may subside with the first shot doesn't mean the Read more »

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 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 Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Azithromycin Equal to Penicillin

...part, by self-limited gastrointestinal complaints," the researchers noted. "In this trial, the efficacy of azithromycin at a dosage of 2.0 g administered orally was equivalent to that of benzathine penicillin G for the treatment of early... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Syphilis

...and treatment with PCN is recommended. The efficacy of alternative treatment (2 weeks of doxycycline or tetracycline at the dosages above, given for 2 weeks for early latent and 4 weeks for late latent disease) is not assured. 3 . Refers to... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...caffeine. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...than these activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... 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 »

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 »

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 »