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What Are The Worst Side Effects Of Syphilis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: Syphilis Rates in Maricopa County Among the Worst in the Nation

While the rest of the country celebrates record-low syphilis rates, Arizona's most populous county is experiencing the infection at epidemic proportions. Syphilis rates jumped from 709 cases in Maricopa County (Phoenix) in 2000 to 848 cases in 2001.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Baltimore, Md., Launches Effort to Improve Worst Health Problems

HIV infection is among the top 10 health issues plaguing Baltimoreans, prompting city officials to release a strategy to combat them with measurable results by 2015. Specifically, Healthy Baltimore 2015 aims to decrease new HIV, syphilis,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Desert Syphilis Rate Soaring

In 2006, Coachella Valley reported California's second-worst syphilis rate with 11 cases per 100,000 population, trailing only San Francisco's rate of 33 cases per 100,000. Local health officials cited as potential causes prevention fatigue, HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Undetectable info is worst case scenario

I have been HIV positive for ten years. I have been undetectable since I went on meds. I have had five relationships of more than a year in the last ten years. We chose to eventually abandon safe sex (other than my cumming in my partners) at some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed these issues many times before. I haven't anything new to add at the moment, but stay tuned to The Body and we will update you if and when additional scientifically sound information evolves. Dr. BobUsing latex condoms... Read more »

HIV and Syphilis

I am an HIV poz bottom with an undetectable viral load who had unprotected anal sex with a partner. I have recently discovered that I have syphilis from a partner I had about a year before my current boyfriend. I had no symptoms and therefore had...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, your having syphilis increases your chances to infect your neg top partner who is barebacking you. Sometimes, HIV viral load can bleep or increase when people have STDs and that can lead to transmission. STDs also increase inflammation of... Read more »

Syphilis infection

Hi, I had a an encounter with a female sex worker. It happenned 11/26. After a while the condom broke, I don't really how long we had unprotected sex , maybe 2-3 minutes when we noticed. We both got really scared. We talked about the incident...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with the information you received from your doctor.My only advice, aside form getting HIV tested at the three-month mark, is to level with your wife. It's not only the best way to deal with your guilt; it's also the right... Read more »

Crawling Sensation on Face and Head

I am a HIV positive and am just over clearing recieved my final treatments for secondary syphillis a month ago. The syphillis numbers have gone down, but I have been having a crawling/biting sensations all over my face, ears and head. The worst...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though secondary syphilis can cause skin problems what you describe would be a little unusual for that (though syphilis can cause hairloss in head region). I would also be concerned about seborrheic dermatitis, post herpetic neuralgia, or other... Read more »
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Could be worst week ever

Posted by nowhere2go, 3 Replies
Hello all, writing this as I can't sleep. My mind is racing and I fear the worse.
My story is not greatly different than many who post here. I had high risk sex and now I might pay a very high price. Now I am stressing over my status as I await... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »

ARS Symptoms - So scared- Please help

Posted by Strid1, 2 Replies
I was really drunk and i performed oral sex on a female sex worker not knowing if she had her menstrual cycle or not and whats worst is that i have bleeding gums. Sadly to say exactly two weeks later i got this terrible headache which still persists... Read more »

Suicide

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
11 months ago and means I had an anal and vaginal relation with a prostitute, of Equatorial Guinea using prophylactic. I got out of her and she herself I take off my prophylactic, I did not see the status of the same, to the ending I finished... Read more »