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What Are The Early Symptoms Of Syphilis

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Latent or Early Syphilis

I was recently notified that i had syphilis after i had been tested because of a penial discharge. The first doctor infomred me that i probably had an NGU, and gave me Doxycycline. After resutls i was told i had latent syphilis. I only had a rpr...
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
You need another specific and confirmatory test for syphilis such as an FTA, MHA-TP, or syphilis EIA to determine the significance of this positive RPR.... 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... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Internet Plays Primary Role in Increase of Early Syphilis Infections Among San Francisco MSM, CDC Reports

The Internet is a "major player" in the increase of early syphilis infections among men who have sex with men in San Francisco, according to a report in the Dec. 19 issue of the CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters Health ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Early Syphilis in HIV-Infected Patients

The study authors sought to evaluate the incidence of early syphilis based on time from initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-infected patients. HIV-positive patients undergoing HAART (539) were followed for up to four... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Early Neurosyphilis Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Four Cities, United States, January 2002 - June 2004

Symptomatic early neurosyphilis is a rare manifestation of syphilis that usually occurs within the first 12 months of infection. 1 Most neurologic symptoms of early neurosyphilis result from acute or subacute meningitis, abnormalities in cranial... Read more »
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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 »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »