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What Antibiotic Is Given For Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...www.cdc.gov/std/treatment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2006. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2007. Hook EW III and Handsfield HH. Gonococcal infections in the adult. In: K. Holmes, P. Sparling, P. Markh et al (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases , 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 451-466. Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W. Sexually...
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Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately I am still very worried. I still have symptoms I cant explain and now I have a rash on my body 12 weeks later after my possible exposure and I am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from Dr. FrascinoHello,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, like strep throat or gonorrhea. HIV is an entirely different type of germ a virus. Antibiotics have absolutely no effect on viruses or the... Read more »

Resistance due to acute infections during first month of therapy

Shortly after starting HAART, before the VL is fully suppressed, if one were to catch an infection such as cold or urinary tract infection would that risk developing drug resistance even if the adherence is perfect because of the viral load spike...
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
That's a great question. We don't exactly know the answer. I think it is unlikely though. Read more »

Throat Gonorrhea and HIV risk

Hi Dr BobThanks for your answer regarding oral sex, poppers and alcohol from a few days ago. I was diagnosed after the two sex encounters with throat gonorrhea and treated with antibiotics. Just a quick follow-up question as the more I delve into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're welcome. Regarding gonorrhea, it's important to point out that gonorrhea is much easier to transmit and contract than HIV. Yes it's possible to contract both Read more »

ANTIBIOTICS

Hey DR. Bob Hope you had a great Easter. Just a fast question:Can antibiotics help or mask the ARS symptoms of HIV. I am the guy who had symptoms for about 10 weeks, went on antibiotics and the symptoms seem to have mostly gone away.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, like strep throat or gonorrhea. HIV is an entirely different type of germ a virus. Antibiotics have absolutely no effect on viruses or the symptoms caused Read more »
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The Body

A New Super Villain: Gonorrhea?

...Scotland, Catherine Ison, a microbiologist with the Health Protection Agency in London, reported that the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae has become multi-drug resistant and threatens to make the STI more and more difficult to treat. Gonorrhea... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ontario Researchers Look at Gonorrhea in the Throat

...and Bennett. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2005. P. 2514-2529. PHAC. Gonococcal infections. Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections . 2008. Available at: ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Gonorrhea

...your baby's eyes by applying silver nitrate or other medicine to the eyes immediately after birth. Because of the risks from gonococcal infection to both you and your baby, health experts recommend that pregnant women have at least one test for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...with HIV. Bayer Corporation manufactures it. NOTE: In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control noted an increase in strains of gonorrhea that are resistant to Cipro among men who have sex with men. Using Cipro may be ineffective for gonorrhea, and... Read more »
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Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
...treated it as a rather virulent head/chest cold, but in the end it landed me in the hospital for five weeks and had me taking antibiotics for six months to kill the bugger. In November of last year I was given a "clean bill of health" and the MD... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took Read more »

PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...next two weeks, I began to get a discharge from my genitals, inflamed neck nodes, and excessive urination. My doctor assumed gonorrhea and gave me the requisite antibiotics. He also ran a viral load "just to be sure." Surprise - the... Read more »

Im back and Im confused

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...Earlier in the year I went thru the hell Im sure many of you are familiar with. I had a high risk expos' Mar 7th 2006 contract GN (Clap) got that treated but shortly after finishing first course of antibiotics a persistant fever, rash and return... Read more »