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What Is A Syphilis Infection

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Can Syphilis infection lower CD4?

HiRecently my CD4 dropped from 426 to 241 in just 3 months. Can a syphilis infection do this? If yes, if I take the necessary antibiotics, will my CD4 go back up?Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Almost any concurrent infection can cause CD4 counts to drop and HIV viral load to skyrocket. The reason you should take antibiotics if you have syphilis is Read more »

Syphilis infection

Hi, I had a an encounter with a female sex worker. It happenned 11/26. After a while the condom... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Syphilis Infections Up 30 Percent Each Year: Report

... The number of syphilis infections in China is growing by 30 percent each year, state media reported recently. The STD is now one of the country's top five infectious Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Infections on the Rise in South Florida

...Florida health officials reported that syphilis infections among gay men were 43 percent higher in January and February in Fort Lauderdale's Broward County than the same time last year. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Internet Plays Primary Role in Increase of Early Syphilis Infections Among San Francisco MSM, CDC Reports

...The Internet is a "major player" in the increase of early syphilis infections among men who have sex with men in San Francisco, according to a report in the Dec. 19 issue of the CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Syphilis Infection Rate for Gay and Bisexual Men on the Rise

... New preliminary data from the Chicago Department of Public Health show that primary and secondary syphilis cases increased in 2005, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). The increase, the second in five years, reverses a Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...lasted for 3 days. After 3 days the fever continues and now i have a sore throat as well which also makes me think of possible infection. My question is , considering she had other STD due to the cold sores , could i be infected by touching the... Read more »

need some help

Posted by latino3
...girlfriend throught oral sex. What I am more worried about is that I read that HIV could be trasmited easier if there is an infection like syphilis involved. I have an appointment myself for a full screening this week, but I feel really guilty... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
...been observed in the past. When syphilis rates peaked in the early 1970s, some researchers blamed the sexual revolution; when infections rose again a decade later, they were attributed to the spread of crack cocaine. Grassly and his colleagues... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative Read more »