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What Is Syphilis Is Caused By

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hello, when the RPR goes negative in a person with untreated syphilis. Does that mean the immune system contained or killed the virus, and that the syphilis cannot cause damage or move into tertiary stage? i have read that the rpr goes negative in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Syphilis is caused by a bacterial infection. The RPR can become negative or stay positive for many years even after successful treatment. 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 »

HIV and syphilis

Please advise can having syphilis cause an HIV test to show positive?? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: Area Rise in Syphilis Cases Causes Concern

...A regional spike in syphilis cases has health professionals concerned that safe sex messages have lost their impact, particularly among gay men. Last year, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Rise in Gay, Bisexual Men Causes Worry 2000 but more than 60 percent in 2005, CDC estimates showed. "We're concerned that we're seeing this upturn among [MSM] because it could foreshadow bigger increases," said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Hillard Weinstock. Experts are particularly... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


...other diagnostic tests for detecting infection in babies. More about NIAID Research on Syphilis Cause Syphilis is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum . Transmission The most common way to get syphilis is by having... Read more »
Being Alive

Syphilis -- What's All the Fuss About?

...with a little syphilis? The problem is, for positive guys, syphilis infection can become a big deal really quickly. Syphilis causes a significant increase in viral load and a significant decrease in CD4 cell counts. That means you're much more... Read more »
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swollen lymph node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...retreated, the lymph node has not. The doctor I went to see gave me some antibiotics and told me that Syphilis could be the cause of it as well. Please advise. Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...mainly when I read the potential causes of it and HIV being up there on the list-potential meaning the reactive arthritis is caused by my body reacting to HIV virus- and it being completley unexplained by any infection. Is iteven a common enough... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...yourself lucky if you can get a diagnoses and treament, some of us are in the permanent state of anxiety of not knowing what is causing REAL symptoms, so are in the unfortunate position of having to deal wiht the state of mind that goes hand in... Read more »


Posted by Ophites, 2 Replies
...I agree. He, as well as the County Health nurse who contacted me after the test results, talked about how syphilis and HIV cause strange things together; for one, apparently syphilis does not play by any rules in someone with HIV, and can lay... Read more »