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Having Syphilis And Confusing The Hiv Test

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Confusion of Syphilis RPR Titer

About 7 years ago I contracted Syphilis and Hiv together. My RPR titer was 1:256. I was treated many times with the 3 shot regimen, and the titer eventually came down to 1:4. Then my results went negative, then 1:2 then negative then 1:4. My...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your doctor is correct. You will likely always show a low positive RPR result. I think you have had more than enough penicillin, and provided you have had no further exposures to syphilis, do not need any further treatment.... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »

Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Integrating Rapid Syphilis and HIV Testing for Pregnant Women Could Reduce Maternal, Child Morbidity and Mortality

"A study conducted in Uganda and Zambia by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) found high rates of syphilis and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in both countries," but showed that "integrating rapid syphilis screening and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Council Member Recommends Eliminating HIV, Syphilis Test Requirements for Marriage Licenses

Washington, D.C., council member Phil Mendelson (D), head of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, recently recommended eliminating a provision from a marriage bill that would require couples applying for marriage licenses to be tested... 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

The National Institute on 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... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Straight Talk About Syphilis

We're HIV-positive, we live in Los Angeles (L.A.) County, and we value our health. We work hard for it. We're more aware than most. We've seen the billboards and print ads. We've heard the radio spots. We know the basics of HIV transmission, and... Read more »
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Is it symptoms of HIV or other STDs ? Confused and in the Thick soup

Posted by arf21, 1 Reply
7 weeks back i entered the tip of finger (no fresh cur or others) for a min in the vagina of a African call girl at a seating position on the chair. She also touched my genital few minutes. No sex at all. After that at 6 weeks, I noticed 3 very... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks.

After the medication, my rash had gone but i... Read more »

confused about test results

Posted by mikeatl, 1 Reply
Hey folks. Looking for some experienced (or even non-experienced) input for those who might know. I tested positive 7/09 after most likely contracting HIV 1/09. I'm surprised and confused that my lab results on 8/4 and again on 9/29 show: CD4 296,... Read more »