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Who Is The Most Affected By Syphilis

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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 »

Syphilis and other STDs

Dear Doctor,I have been HIV+ for over a decade, but only started meds around a year ago. UD and CD4... 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 »
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

China Syphilis Infections Up 30 Percent Each Year: Report

...decades and a concurrent rise in its commercial sex industry. Sex workers and men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by syphilis because of unsafe sex practices and the stigma that dissuades high-risk groups from seeking care,... 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Ophites, 2 Replies
...intense night sweats, no appetite, a weight loss of 20 pounds, sporadic dizzy spells, muscle and joint pain, and a rash that affected my whole body. My doctor sent me to a dermatologist who took several skin biosies on a suspicion of... 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 »