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Syphilis -- What's All the Fuss About?

It has long been known that gay men account for most of the increase in syphilis numbers in Los Angeles. Recent data has shown that it's not just gay men, but HIV+ gay men that are being infected. Over 60% of the gay men diagnosed with syphilis last... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dutch Doctors Uncover High Rates of Syphilis in HIV-Positive Men

Over the past decade, rates of syphilis have soared in Canada and other high-income countries. Syphilis outbreaks are common and ongoing among men who have sex with men (MSM). In the United States and possibly elsewhere, rates of syphilis among MSM... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indianapolis: Battle Against Syphilis Faces New Challenge

The syphilis rate in Indianapolis is falling, reports Dr. Virginia Caine, Marion County Health Department Director. However, health workers have had to add a new abbreviation to their battle against the sexually transmitted disease -- MSM, men who... Read more »
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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 »

How long am I contagious? Syphilis (SYPHILIS, 2011)

I was diagnosed with Syphilis last march, I was given two penicillin injectios in the course of two weeks (April the 7th and 14th). I had unprotected sex with my partner on June the 16th (for the first time), and did it four times between that date...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your doctor said that since your post-treatment FTA-ABS (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed) was positive that you might still be infectious? WHAT?!? Your doctor is woefully uninformed on this matter! The majority of patients who have... 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 reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, So you had receptive anal sex with a tranny, which began protected, but you're not sure if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?) Responding to your questions: Neurosyphilis... Read more »

Syphilis positive for 10 years

For the past 10 years I have had a positive Syphilis test but the first doctor that did it told me that I didn't have Syphilis. Years later it came up again when I was pregnant. This time a new DR. said it was normal for women to sometimes...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It depends on which of several tests that can be done for syphilis is positive. A decision to treat is dependent on the clinical context of the case.... Read more »
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7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »

whats goin on...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've got a problem and can't tell anyone hjust cuz it's akward, depending on the feedback i get here i am goign to tell my gf either way...

here's my problem, I'm no circumsized and I got this red mark on the head of my penis when i pull the skin... Read more »

What's happening to me?!?

Posted by Houstondude, 2 Replies
Where to begin...I'm a 23 year old gay guy still in the closet. I'm still a virgin (unless you count oral) and have only 'messed around' with 3 guys before. I messed around with one guy in the last year and that was on 12/11/10. I met the guy online... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »