Dear Dr Bob, I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. Read more » ..these activities, but it isnot risk-free. I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. However, other diseases such as syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more » ..participate in at any time for any reason. In some African-American and Latino communities, people know about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which was conducted before the government established strong ethical guidelines for the conduct of... Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore — typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane contact with these sores. After the initial infection, the syphilis bacteria can lie dormant in your body for decades before becoming active again. Early syphilis can be cured, sometimes with a single injection of penicillin. Without treatment, syphilis can severely damage your heart, brain or other organs, and can be life-threatening, or be passed from mother to an unborn child. Syphilis develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage.
The diagnosis of syphilis includes serologic blood testing and clinical. or a 10-day course of high-dosage amoxicillin 2,000 mg 3 times daily plus probenecid. Answer - Posted in syphilis, amoxicillin, sexually transmitted diseases - Answer The antibiotic of choice when treating syphilis is penicillin.