Treatment of Syphilis in HIV-Infected Subjects: A Systematic Review of the Literature
April 1, 2011
Noting that "the optimal antimicrobial regimen to treat syphilis in HIV-infected subjects remains controversial," the study authors conducted a systematic literature assessment of studies evaluating syphilis treatment regimens in this population.
Studies published between 1980 and June 2008 in electronic databases, trial registries and bibliographies (with no language restrictions) were independently evaluated for content and quality. Those that involved 10 or more people, with documented HIV status, type and duration of syphilis treatment, as well as at least six months of follow-up, were included. The main outcome was syphilis serological or clinical failure stratified by syphilis stage.
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