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I had an outbreak of herpes in May.My gyno tested me for HIV & syphilis-it was negative. why are symptoms of herpes-HIV the same? should i be worried?
I had an outbreak of HSV-2 in May-Gyno had me test for HIV/Syphilis. Both came out negative.I still worry because symptoms are similar. Should I be?
Retest: If the tests are negative, that should be reassuring. However, if this is something that keeps you up at night, you should retest. If negative, that should settle it. ...Read more
Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more