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What Will Happen If I Contract Syphilis During Pregnancy

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Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »

Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: Gay Men Meeting Online Contracting Syphilis Faster

Finding quick sex may be easier than ever because of the Internet, leading to growth in some STDs, especially among gay men, a San Francisco health official said Wednesday. Jeffrey Klausner, director of sexual disease prevention at the city's... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Rumor Control: Can I Contract HIV From an Experimental AIDS Vaccine?

Absolutely not. Here's how vaccines work: They help train our bodies to ward off diseases. They trick the body into thinking it already has an illness. This triggers the immune system to build an army of defenders, called antibodies, to attack the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some MSM With Syphilis Using Internet To Meet Sex Partners; Trend Raises Concerns About Possible Increase in HIV Cases

Men who have sex with men in California who contracted syphilis through unprotected sex used the Internet "more than any other venue" to meet sex partners, according to two studies presented yesterday at the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A New Warning About Syphilis

Without treatment, Almost one in 50 HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who contract syphilis is at risk of developing symptoms of early neurosyphilis, new research suggests. That "is a minimum estimate of what the problem is really like out there,"... Read more »
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My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... 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 »