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Types Of Syphilis

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false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is very unwell. Also has type one diabetes and other med conditions.Are there any syphilis tests that can guarantee a correct diagnosis in an AIDS patient...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Syphilis EIA antibody tests, along with confirmatory treponemal antibody tests, can detect syphilis in someone with HIV infection for 20 years, even with immune deficiency.... Read more »

Conclusive syphilis testing for late infection

Dear Dr.HolodniyHope your doing well.I am kind of confused regarding testing for syphilis since i... Read more »


hi i have always donated blood in the past , the last time i did i recived a letter saying i may... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Azithromycin-Resistant Syphilis Infection: San Francisco, California, 2000-2004

After its 2000 nadir, US incidence of primary and secondary syphilis began increasing (from 2.2 cases per 100,000 population in 2001 to 2.5 cases per 100,000 in 2003), mainly among men who have sex with men (MSM). In San Francisco, which now has the... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Tighter Screening and Follow-Up: Keys to Better Syphilis Care With HIV

Khalil G. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, STD/HIV/TB Clinical Services, Baltimore City Health Department Dr. Ghanem is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi: Health Department STD Detectives in Harrison County Have Tricky Jobs

When an individual tests positive for HIV/AIDS or syphilis in Harrison County, Mississippi, there are four workers for the state's lower six counties, who are charged with finding and notifying partners so that they can get tested and, it is hoped,... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101

Syphilis Chlamydia Cytomegalovirus Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes (HSV) HPV Genital Warts Syphilis Syphilis is a highly treatable disease in which a single painless lesion (chancre) will develop over three to four weeks at the site of entry... Read more »
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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 »

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 »


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
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 »