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Hiv Patient Resistance To Penicillin

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What Is Ciprofloxacin? Why Do People With HIV Take Cipro? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Cipro Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Cipro React With Other Drugs? What Is Ciprofloxacin? Ciprofloxacin, also called Cipro, is an antibiotic drug. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Cipro fights many different bacteria. It is also used to fight some opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Bayer Corporation...
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Syphilis and Penicillin 1:16 to 1:8

Hello DoctorsI have question about Syphilis treatment. I have HIV and I had syphilis ,I am on medical now for HIV. Firstly, I was treat syphilis by Deoxyciclin, but two year later I did check again titer is 1:16, so the different clinic gave me a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Any post treatment titer below 1:32 is usually considered ok- also, a 2-4 fold change in titer below this range isn't significant. Taking these two factors together, and I wouldn't have any concerns with your... Read more »

What do you think of dual penicillin-arv PrEP?

Hi Dr. Holodniy,What do you think of an injectable dual penicillin-arv prep or pep?Just curious ...
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
Penicillin would not be used for HIV prep, and would be ill-advised, if this is being used for protection against other sexually transmitted infections, as many of these infections are resistant to penicillin.... Read more »

Syphilis Treatment-Penicillin Allergy

I have recently tested positive for Syphillis - probably contracted in the past 6 - 8 months. I am also HIV+ for about 18 years. Otherwise healthy and doing well on meds with CD4 >600. For the longest time, I have been telling medical staff that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The scratch test is of some clinical benefit in this setting. Even with a negative scratch test if the history for pen allergy is strong then a desensitization procedure may be advisable. If the history for pen allergy is weak and there is a... Read more »

Resistance in Long-Term Treatment Naive Patients

I recently tested positive for HIV, but I know for sure that the infection took place in 1993. My doctor said it is highly unusual for someone to go that long having HIV without getting sick (I am sick now, and have been for about 2 months). I am...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Everyone with HIV infection in the US, and everyone in a setting where 5% or more of untreated patients have been shown to have acquired a strain of HIV with one or more drug resistance mutations, should have a resistance test before ART is... Read more »
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