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

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men

A blog by Gail Bolan, M.D., Director of the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses surveillance data released in CDC's 2011 STD Surveillance Report. Bolan draws attention to the increase in primary... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

Syphilis

Hi, i was wondering can you get Syphilis from sucking dick and what are the side affects. Thank You ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, in fact syphilis is very easy to transmit through oral sex, particularly if sores or mucous patches are present. Symptoms of syphilis vary with the stage of infection. They can include painless sores and rashes. Left untreated, syphilis... Read more »

Pls Help - Syphilis testing question:

Hi Dr. Bob,About 14 months ago I had unprotected exposure and have been distraught ever since. I was so fearful of HIV i had tests done out to 10 months and have finally gotten over my fears it... Many thanks to you as a big part of getting me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Conclusive.2.As you read, it's "common!" Exactly how common is irrelevant. Common is common!3.Syphilis, if you have an open lesion, can be highly contagious. What are the odds you and your wife have it? Nonexistent. Your... Read more »

DR. SHANNON HELP! HIV & SYPHILIS CORRELATION! PLEASE HELP 2nd time I ask!

Hi, First of all thank you for all of your help throughout this forum, it is of great relief. I have several questions that I need urgent help with PLEASE, I am to anxious to even sleep. 1. On May and June 2012 I had protected sex (with condom) but...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for testing are to be initially tested 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days, if this test is negative than so are you. HIV may not cause harm immediately once someone is infected and it may be 10 years before someone has... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV

Hello:Recently I was diagnosed with second stage syphilis. I have been HIV positive for about 2 1/2 years. I have also been on viramune/truvada for about 2 years with CD of 500 and VL undet.My liver enzymes have always been mildly high. since my...
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
Syphilis can affect/infect many organs including the liver and result in increased liver enzymes. It the current elevation is related to syphilis then treatment for syphilis should result in those levels returning to normal. If not, then nevirapine... Read more »
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Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... Read more »

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 »

HIV affecting GI tract?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If HIV was causing problems in your GI tract would it only occur in late stages? I tested negative at 8 weeks, and have been diagnosed recently with inflammation in my large colon. Could this in anyway be related to HIV? Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »