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Why Is Syphilis A Higher Risk For Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...prophylaxis." What Do the Numbers Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected. If the risk is 1 in 100, for example, it doesn't mean that you can engage in that activity 99...
Ask the Experts

HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and told me that he had tested positive for syphilis. After going to get tested, he leveled with me and told me that he also tested positive for HIV. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Syphilis is much more easily transmitted and acquired than HIV. Having syphilis concurrently with HIV can increase the HIV-transmission risk. Syphilis, like other STDs, can also increase the 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
...(STDs) including syphilis, and particularly genital ulcers associated with primary syphilis, are associated with an increased risk of HIV acquisition.(7-12) Although case reports have suggested that coexisting HIV infection may alter the natural... 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 reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...percent was observed in African-American women from 2005 to 2006.HIV infection and syphilis are linked. Syphilis increases the risk of transmitting as well as getting infected with HIV.NIAID Research on SyphilisDeveloping better ways to diagnose... Read more »

RPR VS. CFS Syphilis/HIV Coinfection

Dear Doc,I have been positive for about ten years now. I was tested in August 08 for all my regular labs including RPR and was negative for syphilis. Tcells were 680 and vl undetectable. A month later I started having headaches weakness fatigue and...
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 agree with your doctor. I don't think you need a lumbar puncture at this point. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Cases Climbing in Mississippi

...Department's warning and began to notice more syphilis diagnoses among his regular patients. Since syphilis sores can increase the risk of HIV transmission, the spike may presage an increase in the state's HIV cases. Russell said he is already... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis Rise in Gay, Bisexual Men Causes Worry

...Hopkins University School of Medicine. "Syphilis and HIV have a close, deadly symbiotic relationship." Syphilis can raise the risk of HIV infection or transmission by an estimated two to five times, said CDC epidemiologist Dr. James Heffelfinger.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
...Hi I received unprotected oral sex without a barrier from 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 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 Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...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, and a... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am very scared i had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy Read more »