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What Is Used To Stain Syphilis Spirochetes

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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 »

What does the gram stain test for exactly?

Does the gram stain test only for gonorrhea or chlamydia or other sexually transmitted diseases? My... Read more »

Gram stain

HI MY BROTHER HAD A SMEAR TEST?IS IT DONE ONLY TO FIND GONNORRHEA OR CHLAMYDIA,OR ANY OTHER STDS?... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis Caused by Syphilis

The liver has many enzymes, some of which appear in the blood and can be measured. When the level of these enzymes is high, this suggests that liver inflammation and injury is occurring. Commonly assessed liver enzymes include the following: AST... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Slowing Resurgent Syphilis in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction An Epidemic Ends -- Then Resumes Syphilis Prevalence and Incidence Climbing HIV Incidence in People With Syphilis How Syphilis Starts, and How to Spot It Syphilis in the Brain, Syphilis in the Eye How... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data From 28 States Suggest Federal Syphilis Elimination Efforts Have Had Significant Impact on Syphilis Rates

In 1998, following a decade of declining syphilis rates, CDC provided the first funding for syphilis elimination to 25 states and three cities 1 with the highest remaining syphilis rates or with a high probability for a resurgence of the disease.... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

Listen to Audio (49 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here . --> Welcome. My name is Kellee Terrell and I'm the news editor for TheBody.com. This HIV... Read more »
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Teary Star Stained Eyes

Posted by Anonymous
I have a fatal illness, for which there is no cure,
I asked my doctor to check again, but he assured me he was
sure.

He drew my blood anyway, and much to my surprise,
The test results remained the same, and I had Teary Star-
Stained Eyes.

He gave me... Read more »

trash, stain, blood?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear all
I suffer from OCD obsessive compulsive disorder. One of my obsessions is the fear of having thrown something into the trash that I shouldn't have. Last night I had an anxiety attack which caused me to compulsively look into a trashcan... Read more »

Possible Exposure from blood stain on bed

Posted by RickyR, 1 Reply
On 2/10/13 I went to the ER for stomach pains, diarrhea, nausea and chills. When I was getting my blood drawn the nurse had to step out for 2-3 minutes and placed the gloves on the bed. While I was waiting I noticed a blood stain where the gloves... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »