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Can you get syphilis from drinking after someone

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Syphilis treatment : Somewhere along the line during your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby you must have been treated for syphilis so breat feeding should pose no p... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No fasting..: You do not need to fast for a syphilis blood test. But, your doctor may be ordering other blood tests at the same time so it is important to check wit... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
No interference: Coffee or other liquids or foods will have no impact positively or negatively upon syphilis serology studies.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Alcohol does not interfere with penicilin therapy.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: It would not alter any such test. Most tests have a known frequency of both false positives & false negatives that are specific to the test used, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not per se: Unless you have had sex with a partner who has syphilis.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Syphilis is a bacteria spread from one person to another. Syphilis doesn't magically appear, which means a person must catch it from another person wh... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Syphilis is passed through sex.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Transmission: Syphilis is spread when the bacteria called treponema pallidum enters the body through a break in mucosal membranes or skin (usually sex). Rarely it c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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According to CDC...: According to http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/STDFact-Syphilis.htm, you can get syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Syphilis is transmitted by skin to skin contact with an infected sore called a chancre. Over time the organism causing syphilis ( a spriochete) circul... Read More

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