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...infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores
(oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common...
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Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis
can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... Read more »
If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
is a complicated illness and progresses through various stages if left untreated. See below.Regarding your friends, there are Read more »
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE OF THE BUTTOCKS WHEN WILL I SEE NOTICEABLE RESULTS. I HAVE A SWOLLEN LYMPH GLAND ON DA LEFT SIDE HEALED BUT VISIBLE SORES ON THE TIP OF THE PENIS OR...
...Hello,The treatment for primary, secondary and early latent syphilis
in adults is 2.4 million units of long-acting penicillin G benzathine intramuscularly (shot in the butt). From your description, Read more »
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...
...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 Read more »
...upper, internal reproductive organs (ovaries and fallopian tubes) andcause PID. Women, especially young women and women of color
, are hardesthit by chlamydia. Yearly chlamydia screening is recommended for allsexually-active women under the age... Read more »
...sex is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis
can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis
can increase the... Read more »
...caffeine. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. SyphilisSyphilis
is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis
usually... Read more »
...than these activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis
, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more »
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...tested negative for all STD?s (Hep, Syphilis
, Gonorrhea, etc?) but I do, and have had HPV for a year now. The warts are skin colored
but are located on the front on the base of my pelvis, above my penis. They are not bleeding or scabbed. ... Read more »
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »
...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 doesn't mean he wasn't infected with... Read more »
...everything will be all right) Next stage I got some red patches on penis also lasting for day or two. And few drops of normal-urine color
discharge after urinating was living behind . 9 Weeks after I still suffer for enormous fatigue, I can not... Read more »