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What's The Cause Of Syphilis And Who Is Most Affected

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am i free from syphilis?

From 1:32 VDRL reactive i am now 1:8 VDRL reactive after 10 months, do u think i am cured already and i cant pass my sick to my boyfriend?
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
I assume you have been treated. If so, this reduction would be considered significant and indicates that treatment has likely worked. 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... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Judge Sentences Two San Francisco Men in Case Involving Harassing Phone Calls Over AIDS, Syphilis Campaigns

...making harassing phone calls to San Francisco health officials and newspaper reporters in response to city-sponsored AIDS and syphilis campaigns, the Los Angeles Times reports. Michael Petrelis pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Coalition Gets Grant to Attack Syphilis, Black Males a Target, 10 Groups Involved

... On Friday, the Shelby County Syphilis Elimination Coalition announced plans to expand syphilis education, outreach, and testing efforts in a drive to reduce syphilis Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Detroit Free Press Profiles Case of Foster Parents Who Discovered Infant Had AIDS, Congenital Syphilis

...exposure and negative for various sexually transmitted diseases, they later learned that she also had pneumonia, congenital syphilis and AIDS. The couple adopted the girl on Nov. 23, 2004, which was National Adoption Day (Kresnak, Detroit Free... Read more »
Being Alive

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% Read more »
Connect With Others

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over time but I never noticed any problems.recently I went on an anonymous hookup that involved me servicing several male partners.I swallowed a lot of semen and the next day I regretted my decision to... Read more »

need some help

Posted by latino3
...oral sex. What I am more worried about is that I read that HIV could be trasmited easier if there is an infection like syphilis involved. I have an appointment myself for a full screening this week, but I feel really guilty tat i could be... 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... 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 Read more »