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What Color Are Syphilis Sores

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Does syphilis sore on lip look like cold sore?

Greetings!I was really drunk the other night and accidentally made out with a guy who I heard had a cold sore looking scab on his lip. We didn't have any kind of sex though. Could it be possible to get syphilis this way? Does a syphilis sore on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for the compliment. Kissing would not transmit syphilis. We all catch HSV (mostly 1) from each other starting in childhood. I would not worry.DW... Read more »

Painless sore on labia on sixth day of oralsex necessarily be syphilis

My patner gave me oral sex.he hasnt had any signs of syphilis in past 2 years.i noticed a painless... Read more »

Possible Syphilis Infection

Approximately nine years ago while stationed in South Africa, I had sex with a colored woman off of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Toronto Warns "Attack of the Syphilis"

With a tip of the hat to the classic sci-fi thriller "Creature from the Black Lagoon," the AIDS Committee of Toronto is using a bit of humor to warn gay men about the dangers of syphilis. Headlined "Attack of the Cursed Syphilis," the movie poster... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lapses by Leaders Seen in Guatemala Syphilis Tests

A White House bioethics panel on Tuesday condemned 1940s-era studies in which US health and medical school officials approved the deliberate infection of Guatemalan patients with STDs to test the efficacy of penicillin. First revealed last year by a... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101

Syphilis Chlamydia Cytomegalovirus Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes (HSV) HPV Genital Warts Syphilis Syphilis is a highly treatable disease in which a single painless lesion (chancre) will develop over three to four weeks at the site of entry... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... Read more »
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small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all....

six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »

tongue sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else experienced sores on the tongue that start out as little white pimple like sores. They are very painful and get bigger turning into a crater like sore. The problem is that I have been getting one after the other, and sometimes a... Read more »

Its been 2 weeks of sore throat no end in sight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks now of a very sore throat and a white tongue. My husband has had 2 weeks of a dry cough and neither of us are getting any better. Weve been to our local drs who don't have any treatment options for us. Our infectious disease dr... Read more »

lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »