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What Are The Health Problems Of Syphilis

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Health Officials Announce Plan to Combat Syphilis Among Gay, Bisexual Men

San Francisco health officials and gay community group leaders on Thursday announced a plan to address the city's growing syphilis epidemic among gay and bisexual men, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Heredia, San Francisco Chronicle ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dispute Over Anti-Syphilis Campaign Blamed for Departure of Public Health Doctors

Brian Mason, leader of the New Democratic Party, says political interference is likely to blame for the departure last spring of three of Alberta's top public health officials. At least one of the doctors resigned because the deputy minister... Read more »
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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
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

Multiple health problems after HIV negative test results "PLEASE HELP ME"

Hi Doctor,on the 25-12-2009 i had sex with a philipina csw and the condom broke, i pulled out immediately and stopped. two weeks later i came don with fever rash on my chest which then spread to my forhead, enlarge tonsils, cheesy tongue, enlarge...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I'm sorry to hear about your recent health issue. It sounds like you and your doctors have narrowed the field though. You've eliminated many possible causes, including HIV. Your tests shoe that <b>you do not... 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 might have been infected 12 years back. I have swollen nodes in the neck region, and i have a canker like circular scar on the skin of my penis( could...
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
Given those test results, it is not likely to be syphilis.... Read more »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,The clinical course of syphilis can vary considerably from person to person. Add HIV into the equation and things become even more confusing, as HIV severity varies considerably as well and this can effect the course of a concurrent... 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, and a... Read more »

Are you having problems with health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEEDFROM YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?

If you are a New Yorker and your health insurance plan has denied your request for or coverage of treatments, referrals or other health services, we want to... Read more »

Having problems with your health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous
ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEED FROM YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?

If you are a New Yorker and your health insurance plan has denied your request for or coverage of treatments, referrals or other health services, we want to... Read more »

Ongoing Health Problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One year after a high risk exposure (which resulted in chlamydia), I continue to suffer from definite health problems. I have been treated for strep/tonsilitis three times (after never having it in my previous 35 years!), oral lesions, and on... Read more »