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Why Is Syphilis A Higher Risk For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men Have a 140-Fold Higher Risk for Newly Diagnosed HIV and Syphilis Compared With Heterosexual Men in New York City

The current study describes the population of men who have sex with men in New York City, comparing MSM demographics, risk behaviors, new HIV infections, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis rates with those of men who have sex with women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: HIV Risk Higher for Teens Who Had Syphilis, Gonorrhea

A quarter of new HIV cases in Philadelphia are teens and young adults -- the primary target of the city's new STD prevention campaign. Among local high school students, 64 percent reported being sexually active; 15 percent disclosed sexual debut... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: No Higher Death Risk for Many With HIV; Struggling With HIV Meds; Addressing Mental Health; and More

HIV News & Views, March 21, 2013 - TheBody.com March 21, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription BLOG CENTRAL Jermaine Wright: Breaking the Silence on My... Read more »
Ask the Experts

higher viral load =higher risk?

My partner of 12 years was just diagnosed with AIDS.We both knew his former boyfriend was HIV+ but my partner must have got tested too soon after last having sex. Anyway, its a miracle that after being with him for the last twelve years and assuming...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You are indeed lucky in that you have not become infected. Both a higher viral load and the presence of other co-infections - particularly any open sores as occurs with herpes - raises the risk for transmission of HIV to you and also transmission... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

do people with hiv or aids have a higher risk of contacting fungal diseases?

do people with hiv or aids have a higher rate of contacting fungal diseases?...
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
Yes.... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as I've answered many similar questions before. (Check the archives!)Your HIV risk is extremely low (unprotected oral, vaginal fingering with healing non-bleeding cut). Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the... Read more »
Connect With Others

higher risk overseas?

Posted by daguy402, 1 Reply
Hi,

I recently had an unprotected incounter in South America. About three days later I experienced a discharge as well as pain duting urination. My main concern is that after doing some research on the web it seems the odds of contracting HIV... Read more »

Used the Tounge Cleaner of person at higher risk

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Dear Friends I am form India.
Let me tell you my circumstances...

My Father-in-Law has been tested HIV positive few days back.

Me & my wife was their guest for 2 days.
During this visit we had used the tongue-cleaner made of stainless steel used by... Read more »

unprotected sex then protected sex....higher risk?

Posted by WorriedinCA
2 weeks ago I had sex with a girl I met at a bar. We had sex with a condom, then started making out, and she got on top of me and we had sex for 15-20 seconds without a condom, when I said this wasn't right. I then got a condom and put it on. We... Read more »

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 »