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What Is The Treatment Or Cure For 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 cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE... Read more »

Syphilis reinfection while under pennicilin treatment

My partner and I have just received our first pennicilin shot as part of our treatment to get cured... Read more »
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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 concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? How does syphilis affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and... 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 downward... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibiotic Pill for Syphilis Holds Promise

A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin is just as effective as penicillin injections in treating syphilis, according to a Tanzania-based study in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine . An injection of penicillin has long been the... Read more »
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Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

just tested positive..never a cure, just treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
just tested positive in may 05. i'm gonig thru all the stages. denial, anger, depression, thinking about suicide...etc. as much as i want to have hope for a cure within the next 10 years, i dont' think there will be one. there will be treatment, but... 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 gone but i... Read more »

a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A small proof-of-concept study has shown that the drug valproic acid (Depakote) may be able to reduce the pool of dormant HIV-infected cells in the body. According to the authors of the study, which was published in the 13th August edition of The... Read more »