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Who Is At Risk For Syphilis

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syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry there are no estimated risk statistics for the risk of acquiring syphilis from French kissing. Likewise for other STDs.Can it happen? Sure. If someone has an active cold sore, he or Read more »

unprotected-insertive oral sex at risk for hpv syphilis hepatitis herpes?

Thank you for your informative asnwers to our questions. My question is: I recently received... Read more »

HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibiotics Safe, Effective for Preventing Syphilis Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

...Antibiotics can be a "safe and effective" way of preventing syphilis infection among high-risk populations, according to a pilot study published in the November issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases , the Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Male Circumcision Reduces Risk of Genital Herpes and HPV Infection, but Not Syphilis

... Heterosexual men who undergo medical circumcision can significantly reduce their risk of acquiring two common sexually transmitted infections?herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

...infect the baby of a woman during her pregnancy . Depending on how long a pregnant woman has been infected, she may have a high risk of having a stillbirth (a baby born dead) or of giving birth to a baby who dies shortly after birth. An infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

...2006;55(269-272). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unrecognized HIV Infection, Risk Behaviors, and Perceptions of Risk Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men -- Six U.S. Cities, 1994-1998 . MMWR 2002;51(33);733. Centers for... Read more »
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receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
...2 different guys whose HIV status I'm not sure of(i'm a female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and have had no herpes outbreaks and don't think I... Read more »

Unprotected Insertive Dipping and Reusing Condom..

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
...inside his ass as I was cumming. I then pulled out and finished cumming outside but most of it occured in his ass. What is my HIV risk from this incidence? I am pretty upset at myself since I just tested NEG recently, on 11/07/09. Thank you in... Read more »

Received un[protected oral, worried ouf my wits!

Posted by merrywell, 1 Reply
...from 2 different guys of unknown HIV status(i'm a female). I did such a stupid thing and I hate myself for it. Anyway, am I at risk for getting HIV? Is testing even medically necessary? the forum on medhelp.org says that testing is NOT necessary... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...nervousness.Ive heard you cant get anything from swallowing and giving head and I never really worried before. I realize the risks now and am very worried.Is this a sign of infection? Read more »