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Who Is Usually Infected By Syphilis

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Can Syphilis infection lower CD4?

HiRecently my CD4 dropped from 426 to 241 in just 3 months. Can a syphilis infection do this? If yes, if I take the necessary antibiotics, will my CD4 go back up?Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concurrent infection can cause CD4 counts to drop and HIV viral load to skyrocket. The reason you should take antibiotics if you have syphilis is not primarily to boost your sagging CD4 count, but rather to prevent syphilis from killing you. Bend... Read more »

Syphilis infection

Hi, I had a an encounter with a female sex worker. It happenned 11/26. After a while the condom... Read more »

Latent Syphilis or re-infected? II

I dont have my RPR level prior to treatment but even my treatment was wrong my titer was coming... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and Syphilis With HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Peru

...with men in Peru and found an HIV prevalence of 13.9% in the group, a herpes simplex virus type 2 prevalence of 46.3% and a syphilis prevalence of 13.4%. The study also found that 80.5% of MSM who tested HIV-positive also tested positive for... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...Medicine (NEJM). In the study, circumcision had no effect on their risk of becoming infected with the bacterium that causes syphilis, however. The findings build upon earlier clinical research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Syphilis Infections Up 30 Percent Each Year: Report

... The number of syphilis infections in China is growing by 30 percent each year, state media reported recently. The STD is now one of the country's top Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature

... In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, Read more »
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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 Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... 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,... Read more »

need some help

Posted by latino3
...out of this sore. Myself i had not gotten any sore of any kind that so far, but I ma afraid that I might been infected with syphilis and I have her to my girlfriend throught oral sex. What I am more worried about is that I read that HIV could be... Read more »