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What Is The History Of Syphilis

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Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »

History Taking Question

Dr. Frascino,I'm a somewhat regular reader of your forum and think that you do an excellent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina Health Officials Believe Syphilis Eradication Possible if Decreasing Incidence Trends Persist

Syphilis incidence in North Carolina is at its lowest point in recorded history, and health officials believe they are "on the verge of virtually wiping out" the disease in the state, which traditionally has been a "syphilis hot spot," the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Indicators Among Low-Income Women Who Report a History of Sex Work: The Population-Based Northern California Young Women's Survey

The authors conducted a secondary analysis of a population-based, cross-sectional survey of young, low-income women in northern California, examining differences in demographic characteristics, HIV-related risk behavior, prevalence of sexually... Read more »
Body Positive

Disease and History Must the Past Be Prologue?

Some diseases are endemic -- constantly present in a population, like a low-level fever. Others are epidemic: they come and go over time. Because of this characteristic, they are perceived as events, with observable beginnings and ends. Because... Read more »

The Gay Scene: "The Biggest Suicide Cult in History"! Say What Now?

This article originally appeared on, Canada's Online HIV Magazine . It's morning, I open my eyes And everything's still the same I turn to the guy who stayed last night And ask him, "What's your name?" -- "So Many Men, So Little... Read more »
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My Case History

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies
I thought posting my case history might be useful to others since I
have done well with the somewhat exotic therapies that I have used
over the years.


I am a 38 year-old male who was... Read more »

clinical history

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have often read, you must take more tests in SOME situations.(24 weeks) What about "clinical history". A lot of people have a clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have... Read more »

History of My Results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex.
Here is my testing history;

ELISA negative at 9 weeks.

ELISA positive at 14 weeks but WB came back negative.

ElISA negative at 36 weeks.

So, according to the below post a few lines down -
I am negative - correct?

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history of aids in media

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student studying Public Health at the Univ of CT in Farmington, CT. My instructor has given me an assignment of writing about the history of iads reporting in jounalism. someone working in the media can help me. questions i have,... Read more »