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What Are The Health Problems Of Syphilis

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Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...City. In the recent outbreaks, high rates of HIV co-infection were documented, ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent. While the health problems caused by syphilis in adults are serious in their own right, it is now known that the genital sores... Read more »

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... Read more »

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi: Syphilis Remains Problem in State

... Since taking over as state health officer in 2007, Dr. Ed Thompson has made tackling public health concerns like syphilis, TB, infant mortality, and obesity a priority. Thompson hired additional nurses and disease intervention specialists, and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease... Read more »
Being Alive

Syphilis -- What's All the Fuss About?

... It has long been known that gay men account for most of the increase in syphilis numbers in Los Angeles. Recent data has shown that it's not just gay men, but HIV+ gay men that are being infected. Over 60% Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

...In the recent outbreaks, high rates of HIV co-infection were documented, ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent. While the health problems caused by syphilis in adults are serious in their own right, it is now known that the genital sores... Read more »
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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,... Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Do other people experoience the same situations? Just curious, is not easy to have so many... Read more »

Need help, Big Time!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rashes (blisters) on my chest and stomach. I did get tested for HIV again at 6 months and at 12 months. I even got tested for Syphilis and Hepatitis. The results were negative. Now I am not really sure if I have really started having these many... 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 »