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The Real Lessons from Medicine’s Long History of Human Experiments in Syphilis by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Yesterday, the heads of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the chorus of senior administration officials apologizing for human medical experiments on Guatemalan men in the 1940s. Writing in the Journal of the American M ... Read on »
ID Learning Unit — Serologic Tests for Syphilis by Paul Sax Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 7:03am Diagnosing syphilis is tricky for lots of reasons, including: The protean disease manifestations, many of which were best described in older medical literature — and hence not known to people who don’t read words on paper (vs a screen) very often. You can’t visualize the bug (Treponema pallidum), unless you happen to have a darkfield ... Read on »
New CDC Numbers Show High HIV and Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men by Paul T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Mar 2010 1:34pm Statement from AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc.  For Immediate Release March 10, 2010 Contact: Paul Twitchell, 617-450-1215, Keith Orr, 617.777.4134, The 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, is releasing new findings on the rates of HIV and syphilis among gay men ... Read on »
Chocolate covered Lima beans shown to cure herpes and syphilis by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Apr 2010 7:30am In one of the oddest combinations of food products in recent years, it seems that a dark chocolate covered Lima bean and the correct dosage of Vanilla Coka-Cola has produced an anti-body capable of curing both herpes and syphilis.  This unlikely food combination ... Read on »
Ken Burns Talks Syphilis and Hipsters by Cat T. Posted Sun 09 Sep 2012 8:57am SUNDAY SWEET!! The Sunday Sweet that almost didn’t happen. Why, you ask? Because, yesterday, THE FRICKEN SKY WAS FALLING! Ok, so maybe nothing that drastic, but there were tornadoes in Brooklyn. We don’t typically have those, so it was a bit strange. I also think I saw an evil looking old woman riding a bike past my window when my house was fly ... Read on »
Incentive Campaign for Getting Tested for Syphilis and HIV - Wal-Mart and McDonald's $10 Gift Cards by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 24 Sep 2009 10:19pm One county in North Carolina is trying this as a lure to remind people to get tested.  They state that due to rough economic times that people are more likely to risky sex behavior as a way to cope.  The numbers in the county said cases have tripled over what they were last year, so perhaps the free meal for getting a test could really be a good ... Read on »
CDC: Discordant results from "reverse sequence" syphilis screening by Mark Pool, MD Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 12:28am Currently, the CDC recommends screening with a nontreponemal test, such as the RPR, to identify possible patients with untreated syphilis, followed by confirmation with one of several treponemal tests.  However, after the introduction of automated treponemal enzyme/chemiluminescence assays (EIA/CIA), some labs (like mine) adopted a "reverse ... Read on »
Syphilis by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 Mar 2011 12:00am Syphilis–we have all heard of it and are probably all vaguely afraid of it.  But what is it?  What does it do?  How does it spread and can it be cured?  Let’s find out. The word “syphilis” comes from the 1530 poem titled Syphilis sive morbus gallicus (“Syphilis or the French Disease”).  In the poem, the supposed first sufferer of syp ... Read on »
Columbus Voyage Tied to Syphilis Spread? by HealthFinder Posted Wed 28 Dec 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Skeletal evidence indicates the disease was nonexistent in Europe before his historic sail, study says. ... Read on »