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Transmission Of Syphilis

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazilian Government Launches Program to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis

The Brazilian government on Wednesday launched a program that aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of viruses such as HIV and syphilis, Xinhua/ People's Daily reports. According to a recently released report by the government, about 530... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Primary and Secondary Syphilis by Oral Sex -- Chicago, Illinois, 1998-2002

During 1998-2002, the STD/HIV Prevention and Care Program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recorded 1,582 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis, the most of any U.S. city. 1 Although case numbers and overall rates... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data From 28 States Suggest Federal Syphilis Elimination Efforts Have Had Significant Impact on Syphilis Rates

In 1998, following a decade of declining syphilis rates, CDC provided the first funding for syphilis elimination to 25 states and three cities 1 with the highest remaining syphilis rates or with a high probability for a resurgence of the disease.... Read more »
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Help! Syphilis/HIV Transmission Risk

I had safe sex with a female sex worker, and week later a small pimple like lesion appeared on the base of the penis around the part where the condom ended, I popped it and a white clear like substance came out. This lesion lasted for 3 days and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The lesion you describe is not classic for syphilis, which typically first causes a painless ulcer. Therefore, I would say the risk that this is syphilis is really low but given the rash and lymph node swelling later on, it is worth getting tested.... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.Avoiding alcohol and drug use may also help prevent transmission of syphilis because these activities may lead to risky sexual behavior. It is important that sex partners... 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 »

syphilis - hiv?

Hi Dr. Bob,I contracted syphilis around 2 or 3 months ago and began experiencing the symptoms (chancre in throat, swollen neck glands, low-grade fever, white/yellowish patches on tongue) by the end of December. Most of the doctors just said I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Avid Reader,Having syphilis can increase your chance of acquiring HIV, because open chancre sores can provide an easy way for the virus to enter the body and also white blood cells at the site of infection may increase the chances for HIV... Read more »
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Transmission Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me.

I realize i will need to be tested but heres my story. Recently on a trip to New Orleans, I had an unprotected encounter with a hooker. I was hammered beyond belief and I know I ejaculated on her. I did not have any abrasions/cuts on... 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 »

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 »

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 »