Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Will Untreated Syphilis Damage Fertility

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Pose Severe Threat to Women's Health and Fertility

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most serious preventable threats to women's fertility in the United States. Biological factors place women at greater risk than men for the most severe health consequences of the two most commonly... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

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 will progress to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Syphilis Cases Heightening in China, Raises Concerns About Potential for Increased Number of HIV Infections

Syphilis incidence in China has increased from 0.2 cases per 100,000 people in 1993 to 5.7 cases per 100,000 people in 2005, according to a study published in the Jan. 13 issue of the journal Lancet , BBC News reports. Study co-author Myron... Read more »
Ask the Experts

syphilis

How long does it take to infertile in men or which stages?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Syphilis can affect fertility if untreated for a long time.Here is a great reply from Dr Bob: <a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q211301.html?ic=2003" target=_new>Response from Dr. Frascino</a> Nelson... Read more »

Syphilis

Hi, i was wondering can you get Syphilis from sucking dick and what are the side affects. Thank You ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, in fact syphilis is very easy to transmit through oral sex, particularly if sores or mucous patches are present. Symptoms of syphilis vary with the stage of infection. They can include painless sores and rashes. Left untreated, syphilis... Read more »

AIDS/Syphilis connection?

could you please give your opinion on a possible AIDS/Syphilis connection. is AIDS simply Syphilis rearing it's ugly head again?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
No. The advanced stages of syphilis don't look at all like the damage done by HIV. They can occur to the same person - they are both sexually transmitted. But people with advanced Syphilis don't get pneumocystis pneumonia and thrush,... Read more »

Untreated Hepatitis C

I know that elevated enzyme levels (ALT, AST etc) are indicators of liver cell damage. If such levels have been elevated for two decades, but no treatment was sought and/or recommended, is it almost a certainty that the liver has been deteriorating...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There has not been a good correlation between elevated ALT and AST and the amount of liver damage. I would be more concerned about the extent of background alcohol use. A biopsy will give good information about the extent of liver damage. However, I... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... 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, and a... Read more »

symptoms still!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I've tested negative for hiv1 on doctor's test and home access well beyond the 6 month period but my tongue has become white with pink dots on it at times with white possibly ohl hairy tongue and the cheeks of my mouth are like white creamy at... Read more »

Love has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Yesterday I found out someone who is a real sweetheart and someone I do want a future with has HIV.
When we first started talking he said he had a medical proublem, but at the time didnt discuss. It seems someone he knew emailed me telling me. He got... Read more »