Does syphilis mean you have HIV? ?
I was talking to someone who tested positive for syphilis and we messed around and they didn’t tell me. Now I’m kinda worried bc I did some researching and seen something about HIV...Help?
- Dj2541Lv 73 weeks ago
Syphilis and HIV are unrelated but if you have Syphilis that would indicate that you have had unprotected sex which puts you at risk for possible HIV?
- LiliLv 74 weeks ago
No. Why would you think that?
Syphilis was around long, long before HIV ever developed. You could certainly have them both at the same time, but that's not common. They are not related infections.
Having syphilis does NOT mean you have HIV. And syphilis is curable while HIV is controllable.
- kelvinLv 71 month ago
no it means you seriously need to stop with the dangerous self diagnosing
- 1 month ago
No. Syphillis and HIV are both stds, but they're unrelated to each other. You can have either one with out having the other.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
They aren't related, but if the person is reckless about safety they are also high risk for HIV. Get treated for syph or it can make you insane. Get tested for both.
- Lab GuyLv 61 month ago
When a person is infected with one STI the risk of acquiring HIV is greater because normal bodies defenses are lowered as a result of tissue disruption the infection causes. Intact skin is a good defensive mechanism whereas breaks and lesions on the skin and mucous membranes makes opening where HIV can more easily penetrate.
They also found that women with bacterial vaginosis are also at higher risk of acquiring HIV.
When a person is diagnosed with one STI then the chances of having another STI at the same time is also greater and so testing for all STI's is indicated inclusive of HIV testing.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
Syphillis and HIV are two, entirely different sexually transmitted diseases.
- Mr. CoronaLv 61 month ago
No, it’s a bacterial infection, HIV is a virus.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It means you have an STD. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by an infection with bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. Like other STDs, syphilis can be spread by any type of sexual contact. Syphilis can also be spread from an infected mother to the fetus during pregnancy or to the baby at the time of birth.