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Most Clinical Trials Have A Glaring Flaw Before They Even Begin
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
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Mercury in vaccines is just like the Tuskegee experiments all over again, warns African-American religious leader
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:24:18 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) An African American religious leader has likened the use of vaccines on black children to the infamous Tuskegee experiment. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was initiated in 1932, in order to record the progression of untreated syphilis. Six hundred mostly illiterate black men (399 of them with syphilis) were recruited and were told they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:35:41 +0800 | MedPage Today Infectious Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)

Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:09:18 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Doxycycline taken after sex might reduce rates of syphilis and chlamydia in gay men, but questions about antibiotic resistance remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

Video: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:01:00 +0800 | NPR Health and Science
Ten thousand years ago, many of our deadly human diseases didn't exist. What happened?(Image credit: Xaver Xylophon/for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

Germ History: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:01:00 +0800 | NPR Health and Science
Ten thousand years ago, many of our deadly human diseases didn't exist. What happened?(Image credit: Xaver Xylophon/for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

Should Scientists Engage In Activism?
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:14:49 +0800 | Science - The Huffington Post
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Ottawa agencies hope cheeky campaigns will help curb rising syphilis rates
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0800 | CBC | Health
The number of syphilis cases in Ottawa jumped again last year, prompting groups to ramp up tongue-in-cheek awareness campaigns, such as 'your penis isn't the only thing that's on the rise.' (Source: CBC | Health)

Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0800 | NeoReviews recent issues
This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:02:24 +0800 | MedlinePlus Health News
Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, HIV/AIDS Medicines, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)


Related Concepts

TORCH infections
Vertically Transmitted Infections

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.


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