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Will A Shot Prevent Me From Getting Syphilis

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Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Can flu shot prevent onset of ARS symptoms?

Doc,Thanks for your incredible wisdom and wit--this site has been a wonderful source of knowledge and laughter for me these past few weeks. I have two questions:1) Is it likely that someone would only experiences symptoms from ARS for just one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll be brief.1.Nope.2.Nope.See, I told you I'd be brief.Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

HIV, Hep C, Syphilis, High Red Blood Count and Lumbar Puncture

I'm HIV undetectable on atripla, and Hep C undetectable so far thanks to a new HC trial treatment. Four months ago I tested negative for Syphilis and three weeks ago I tested positive, was told the syphilis RPR was 256, and was also told my red...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
My recommendation would be to have the lumbar puncture. This is a safe procedure. The risks are none to small when done under sterile conditions by knowledgeable doctors, and the benefits potentially enormous; untreated neurosyphilis (syphilis... Read more »

syphilis cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE OF THE BUTTOCKS WHEN WILL I SEE NOTICEABLE RESULTS. I HAVE A SWOLLEN LYMPH GLAND ON DA LEFT SIDE HEALED BUT VISIBLE SORES ON THE TIP OF THE PENIS OR...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The treatment for primary, secondary and early latent syphilis in adults is 2.4 million units of long-acting penicillin G benzathine intramuscularly (shot in the butt). From your description, I would assume you have primary syphilis. The sore... Read more »
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Is the flu shot actually a form of the flu virus and if it is, should people with hiv/aids be getting this shot Read more »

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I just read on dr. bob column that a flu shot can cause indeterminate results on hiv test, does anyone have anymore info on that. thanks Read more »