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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 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?

Genital herpes: Is caused by a virus. You may find that this will be helped by taking a supplement of the amino acid lysine. I suggest that you research this for yourself. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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?

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

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Can syphilis be cured?

Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

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What is black syphilis?

What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...Read more

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How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

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

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more