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Hiv Compared To Syphilis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men Have a 140-Fold Higher Risk for Newly Diagnosed HIV and Syphilis Compared With Heterosexual Men in New York City

The current study describes the population of men who have sex with men in New York City, comparing MSM demographics, risk behaviors, new HIV infections, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis rates with those of men who have sex with women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increasing Detection of Asymptomatic Syphilis in HIV Patients

Noting that new syphilis diagnoses in London were mainly in men who have sex with men, many of whom also had HIV, researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital introduced regular serological screening for syphilis in the HIV unit during routine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... Read more »
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Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... 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 specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,The clinical course of syphilis can vary considerably from person to person. Add HIV into the equation and things become even more confusing, as HIV severity varies considerably as well and this can effect the course of a concurrent... Read more »

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 »
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Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... 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 »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »