The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Happens When Syphilis Is Not Treated

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Syphilis and Penicillin 1:16 to 1:8

Hello DoctorsI have question about Syphilis treatment. I have HIV and I had syphilis ,I am on medical now for HIV. Firstly, I was treat syphilis by Deoxyciclin, but two year later I did check again titer is 1:16, so the different clinic gave me a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Any post treatment titer below 1:32 is usually considered ok- also, a 2-4 fold change in titer below this range isn't significant. Taking these two factors together, and I wouldn't have any concerns with your... Read more »

syphilis treatment and reinfection

Dr Bob:I was exposed to syphilis (from receiving oral sex only) about a month ago (I just found out... 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 »
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% of the gay men diagnosed with syphilis last... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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 will progress to... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Slowing Resurgent Syphilis in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction An Epidemic Ends -- Then Resumes Syphilis Prevalence and Incidence Climbing HIV Incidence in People With Syphilis How Syphilis Starts, and How to Spot It Syphilis in the Brain, Syphilis in the Eye How... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Tighter Screening and Follow-Up: Keys to Better Syphilis Care With HIV

Khalil G. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, STD/HIV/TB Clinical Services, Baltimore City Health Department Dr. Ghanem is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

What's happening to me?!?

Posted by Houstondude, 2 Replies
Where to begin...I'm a 23 year old gay guy still in the closet. I'm still a virgin (unless you count oral) and have only 'messed around' with 3 guys before. I messed around with one guy in the last year and that was on 12/11/10. I met the guy online... Read more »

Has anyone had this happen?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Four months ago my rectum began to bleed and became swollen to the point where it keeps me from going to the bathroom on a regular basis. In response to me not going to the bathroom, my appetite has been cut in half and over the course of four... Read more »

Whatever Happened to:

Posted by Broken_Angel1, 11 Replies
If this offends or bothers anyone...I apologize in advance. That is not what this is comes from my heart. I will be away from the board for a while but will respond to anyone who has questions as soon as I can.

Whatever happened to? :

... Read more »