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Where To Get Help For Syphilis

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Help! Syphilis/HIV Transmission Risk

I had safe sex with a female sex worker, and week later a small pimple like lesion appeared on the base of the penis around the part where the condom ended, I popped it and a white clear like substance came out. This lesion lasted for 3 days and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The lesion you describe is not classic for syphilis, which typically first causes a painless ulcer. Therefore, I would say the risk that this is syphilis is really low but given the rash and lymph node swelling later on, it is worth getting tested.... Read more »

Help SYPHILIS WORRY ! Can it be possible to contract from UNCLEAN MASTURBATING!!?

Hi doctor I've been worried for months , so a few months ago I used and object to masturbate I... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Syphilis Can Help Spread HIV; New Campaign Designed to Raise Public Awareness

Houston and Harris County health officials are launching a new educational campaign aimed at making area residents aware of the connection between syphilis and HIV/AIDS. Harris County reported a decline in new syphilis cases in the last two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lessons of Past Helping Curb Indiana Syphilis Outbreak

A sharp rise in cases of syphilis this year in Marion County prompted local health officials to intervene to prevent the spread of the STD. By mid-August, Indianapolis had 89 cases, more than any year since 2001. However, new cases now appear to be... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Using Facebook to Help Trace and Control the Spread of an Outbreak of Syphilis

Since the late 1990s new cases of HIV and syphilis have been increasing in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Canada, Australia, Western Europe and the U.S. Syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can injure tissues, resulting in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need to knwo what are the symptoms of syphilis and if this can be treated.

Thanks,


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please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been... 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 »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »