[Question #2779] follow up to #2645

42 months ago
Hello Doctor:

I wanted to follow up and confirm what I think I already know.

Two pieces of additional information.  Prior to 3 years ago but not more than 6 years ago, I also had protected vaginal sex with a number (6-8?) of CSWs in the US, and protected anal once.

Never had any sypmptoms of an STD, have had routine HIV testing but never for syphilis.  During that time due to some medical stuff, i also had another 1-2 amoxiclin 500mgx3 per day/7 days treatments, making since 6 years ago 4 times total.

You can surmise my question -- do I need Syphilis testing now, or any other STDs?

Thank you.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
42 months ago
I reviewed your most recent discussion with Dr. Hook and agree with all he said. These questions are repetative, already clearly answered and I'm sure you know exactly what I am going to say. You do not need testing for syphilis or any other STDs.

Please note the forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topics or exposures. This will have to be your last one; future new questions about you past exposures, testing, and your fears about syphilis, HIV or other STDs will be deleted without reply and without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, experience shows that continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties rather than reducing them. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand.