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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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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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How can one prevent syphilis?

Be careful: Only have sex with a partner that you know well and trust fully. Using a condom will also drastically lower your risk of acquiring an std. ...Read more

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The chances of contracting syphilis from one time?

Can't give you a #: All sexually transmitted diseases are acquired from one sexual encounter, whether it was you first or your 100th. It's just the luck of the drawn--you you were with, and wihat you did. That's why it's best to always play safe. ...Read more

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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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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 more

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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 more

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