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What Is The Effect Of Syphilis If Left Untreated

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syphilis cure

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...syphilis. Treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, but it will not repair damage already done.Because effective treatment is available, it is important that persons be screened for syphilis on an on-going basis if... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy... Read more »

toxo-or neuro syphilis

In 1996-I had 20 tcells and I had an mri and they saw several lesions-one left middle cerebral... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis -- a Dreadful Disease on the Move

...following may appear: ringing in the ears decrease in the ability to hear clearly difficulty seeing clearly headache If left untreated, neurosyphilis can develop, leading to severe complications. The germs that cause syphilis can... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...(GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Infected Guatemalans for STD Tests

...Tuskegee experiment. Cutler also participated in that 40-year study, in which hundreds of black men with late-stage syphilis were left untreated so scientists could examine the progress of the disease. The subjects in the Guatemalan study were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...there are no documented cases of transmission outside of a health-care setting. CDC has received inquiries about used needles left by HIV-infected injection drug users in coin return slots of pay phones, the underside of gas pump handles, and... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »