Syphilis, Herpes, Tuberculosis Screening

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Following Groups should consider Screening for Syphilis: 

Men who have sex with men.

Men living with HIV

History of Incarceration


Males under 29 years of age who live in high prevalence areas.


Dark-field microscopy, RPR and VDRL, FTA-ABS.

California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina high rates of syphilis.

Treatment: Benzathine Penicillin G; If they are allergic to Penicillins, consider Desensitization.



Routine Genital Herpes infection is not recommended.


Screen for populations at increased risk;

Who Needs TB Testing: Immigrants, use of illicit drugs, HIV patients, Contact with people with active TB, prisoners, people who live in homeless shelters.

Testing: PPD, Quantiferon Gold, T-Spot.

ASPIRIN: Aspirin reduced the risk for nonfatal myocardial infarction, but NOT nonfatal stroke

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