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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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How does one prevent syphilis?

How does 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 more

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more

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How does one treat ocular herpes?

How does one treat ocular herpes?

Topical antivirals: Of a variety of types are effective in active keratitis. I do not think it is clear that adding oral Acyclovir adds anything more. ...Read more

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What is neonatal herpes? How does someone get it?

What is neonatal herpes? How does someone get it?

Usually type 2: If the mother has previous herpes, therefore immunity, she transmits this immunity to her newborn by passive transfer. This protects the infant for several months. However, if the mother contracts herpes infection shortly before delivery, the newborn may be exposed to the virus without any immunity. The protective immunity does not begin until 1 or 2 weeks after onset. Such a baby may have devasta ...Read more

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How easy is HIV to get? How long till test would show it's present?

How easy is HIV to get? How long till test would show it's present?

HIV is Hard to Get: I am a bit surprised by this question. It seems like this information is widely available and taught in most health classes. But, HIV is a virus. If you have any behavior like sharing needles when using drugs or have a sexual encounter with an infected person then the virus is 'easy' to get. Hiv testing can be accurate with the right test 21 days after exposure. The old test is six months. ...Read more

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How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

Misinformed?: 90% of those who get herpes never get 'symptoms'. Herpes infections take weeks to take hold. Herpes is now only accurately diagnosed by blood test. ...Read more

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How does one get porphyria?

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How does one get porphyria?

Inherited: Typically inherited problem in the breakdown of red blood cells, in particular heme. The abdominal pain and crises can be set off by medications, alcohol, or low calorie diets. Medications that cause include but are not limited to barbiturates, anticonvulsants, estrogens, oral contraceptives, or even supplements (chromium for example). ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look like? How can I get it properly diagnosed?

What does genital herpes look like? How can I get it properly diagnosed?

Blisters, sores: Mostly superficial blisters that soon become painful open sores, especially on moist tissues. First infection most severe, usually at directly exposed sites (penis, labia, vaginal opening, etc); often fever and inflamed lymph nodes in the groin. Recurrent outbreaks usually mild, no inflamed nodes or fever; may be preceded by neurologic "prodrome" of tingling etc. See a doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look like? How can I get it properly diagnosed?

What does genital herpes look like? How can I get it properly diagnosed?

Duplicate question: See my reply to the same question you asked under a different username. If you google genital herpes, you can find lots of photos of typical and atypical herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

How do I differentiate between syphilis and chancroid?

Genital ulcers: Herpes, syphilis, donovanosis and chancroid cause genital ulcers. In the us, genital herpes is the most common. A diagnosis of chancroid is a little tricky b/c test not widely available. Having both a painful genital ulcer and tender swelling in the groin raises the possibility of chancroid (in setting of negative syphilis and herpes testing). Hiv test should also be done. See md for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is HIV 1 and how does one get it?

It is HIV: Hiv is human immunodeficiency virus--type 1 or 2...Does not matter which type...It is transmitted via sexual/vaginal/anal intercourses, needle sticks/sharing, and mom-child transmission during pregnancy/birth (vertical transmission)...Kissing and simple touching does not transmit the disease... ...Read more

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How does one catch sinuisite?

Nobody knows: We will get the nobel prize if we find the etiology. ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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How do u know when herpes is active or format? How long does it takes for it to be dormat

How do u know when herpes is active or format? How long does it takes for it to be dormat

No active vessicles: When herpes is active the skin will be red, and there may be water filled sacs called vesicles. When dormant, there should be no visible lesions on the skin. It is important to remember that even when visibly dormant, you are still at risk for asymptomatic viral shedding. ...Read more

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How does someone develop lupus? How is it treated?

How does someone develop lupus? How is it treated?

A variety of conside: There are a variety of consideration: reason include: 1. Environemental 2. Hormonal 3. Genetic 4. Immune dysregulation Therapy is decided on the type of lupus invovlement and can include corticosteroids, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) cytotoxic drugs and immunosuppressive and immunomodularity therapy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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How does one get Aids ?

How does one get Aids ?

Unprotected sex: Aids is spread during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex with a partner who has AIDS. It is not spread through the air, on doorknobs or toilets, etc. So you have to work a little to get it. If you are unsure about your partner in sex, always protect yourself. ...Read more

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