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How Can One Prevent Syphilis
Monogamous sex: Syphillis is one of the silent but deadly killers that has been around forever. It is still quite sensitive to penicillin, but its ability to pass unnoticed during sexual contact and masquerade as many other ailments (flu, dermatitis) often leads affected people to ignore early symptoms and spread it without realizing they have it. Condoms and spermacidal agents offer not real protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 2 syphilis test done. 1 at 22 days and one at 6 weeks. Both non reactive. Should I test again or should I not worry anymore?
Stop worrying: 6 week negative test means UR free & clear. ...Read more
Blood test: Your doctor or health dept can order the appropriate blood tests. ...Read more
How does one comfort someone with syphilis emotionally and psycholigicallt without having them feel guilty?
Empathy: Try to listen with as much empathy as possible, meaning trying your best to understand how your friend is experiencing this difficulty. Be calm, caring, compassionate and remember empathic listening is a powerful tool to help lessen worry. Your a good friend. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested positive for syphilis & got one penicillin injection July 1, 14 days now most signs are gone. Still some tongue discolor. How long to be normal?
How many types of tests there are for syphilis and what are the window period for each one of them?
Syphilis tests: There are a number of different tests for syphilis. Some are just rapid screens that don't actually test for the germ but have been shown to be highly accurate. These are the RPR & VDRL tests. Then, there are tests for the antibody, which is the signature that the body has "seen" the organism. Those are FTA tests. Then there is microscopy to actually look for the germ. Newer tests have come out 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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