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What Is A Syphilis Rash

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Trizivir and rash, syphilis actually

I asked a question last week about a rash that I had developed that seemed to be an abacavir hypersensitivity reaction. thanks for your answer. Aside from the rash, though, the symptoms didn't match, so my doctor tested me for syphilis even though...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Thanks for the update on your status. We have been seeing cases of secondary syphilis as well and this rash can certainly mimic a drug eruption. Good luck to you! Read more »

Atripla Rash

Can Atripla cause a rash on the palms and tops of your hands and insides of the arms? I have now... 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 »
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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...However, if adequate treatment is not administered, the infection progresses to the secondary stage. Secondary Stage Skin rash and mucous membrane lesions characterize the secondary stage. This stage typically starts with the development of a... 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 Read more »
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Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction

...(HSR) can become much more severe, and may even be fatal. The purpose of this poster was to describe three patients in whom the rash of secondary syphilis was mistaken for an abacavir hypersensitivity reaction. The rash was very similar to the... Read more »
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Pls Advice...Am I infected?

Posted by Cerezo70, 3 Replies
...Dear all, In january, i had an unprotected sexual encounter with a lady that i barely knew. Three weeks ago, i developed rashes on my arms all the way down to my palms. They are not going away. I did test myself using 1/2 HIV Test and it showed... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had gone but i still had tinglish feeling and muscle and joints pain on a off. I had my second jab two weeks after my... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...10 weeks with HIV rapidtest blood, both results negative. At the 7 week one I also tested negative for gono, chlamydia, and syphilis. I just have this lingering anxiety due to the arthritic finger joint, mainly when I read the potential causes... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it bled a little. I don't know if I had a rash or something like that afterwards. After four years, would I have noticed other symptoms. I am quite... Read more »