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Having Syphilis And Confusing The Hiv Test

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Happy Holidays Dr. Bob!I have come back with another question. As I have told your previously I am a young woman who began to fear HIV and everything else after having an abnormal Pap earlier this year (FEB). My last possible exposure was in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV tests detect only HIV. Syphilis tests detect only syphilis. Your negative HIV test at seven to eight months is definitive and conclusive, Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »

sec syphilis

i m suffering from sec. syphilis is there any chance to be infected by hiv...... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dutch Doctors Uncover High Rates of Syphilis in HIV-Positive Men

... Over the past decade, rates of syphilis have soared in Canada and other high-income countries. Syphilis outbreaks are common and ongoing among men who have sex with Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature

...values. The literature review identified 101 HIV-positive individuals. In 52 percent of cases, ocular syphilis led to the HIV diagnosis, including patients with CD4 cell counts above 200 cells/mm3. Posterior uveitis was significantly more... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating Read more »

Dont know if you remember me

Posted by Anonymous
...the bottom. Aug. 5th, my results came in. HIV negative, but showed positive for Herpes 1 & 2, and reactive to Syphilis. My HIV test was 38 days post exposure. I do not know the status of my partner, as he states "I'm Clean". Now, Dr. took... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »

Need Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was just wondering, If i had co-infection of Syphilis & HIV, will the formation of syphilis anti-body delay in the formation on anti-body for HIV. As my test results came out Read more »