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Efficiency of mercury in syphilis treatment

We don't have any controlled trials but the physicians of the time greatly doubted the efficacy of mercury salves and inhalation LW Harrison, a medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps ...
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Is it possible for a syphilis test to be negative when a syphilis chancre is present?

You're asking about the false positive rates of syphilis blood tests in primary syphilis. It's a biostatistics thing. The AAFP has a good article on the "clinical dilemmas of syphilis." The VDRL ...
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Can a mosquito bite transmit STD's?

Yes, it is true that Zika can be transmitted sexually (from the CDC). However, Zika is generally classified as a mosquito-borne disease, not an STD, as mosquitoes are by far the most common vector of ...
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Can syphilis be transmitted by kissing the lips, licking the throat, touching vagina with finger?

Syphilis is transmitted from person to person by direct contact with a syphilitic sore, known as a chancre. Chancres can occur on or around the external genitals, in the vagina, around the anus , or ...
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