If I Have Syphilis Do I Have Hiv

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Syphilis and HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV and syphilis. My CD count is 795 and VL 1000. My doctor prescribed Ciploxx 500mg for 10 days. Is this the correct medication to treat syphilis. I am busy taking it but would like to know if I should insist on a more...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...Ciplofloxacin (Cipro, Ciploxx) is NOT a treatment for syphilis.Penicillin injections are the preferred treatment for syphilis (usually one shot per week for 1 or 3 weeks depending on the stage Read more »

Syphilis,HIV &HEP. C

I recently was diagnosed with Syphilis, HIV & Hep.C. The Syphilis was in the second stage from what... Read more »

cd4 cells syphilis and HIV

I've had hiv for 20+ years, and my cd4 cells have been good for 12 years (about 600+) I had one low... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...transmitted infections in HIV-infected men who have sex with men: prevalence, incidence, predictors, and screening strategies. AIDS Patient Care and STDs . 2008 Dec;22(12):947-54. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Preventative Campaign Launched for Syphilis and HIV/AIDS

... Health officials in Maryland have launched a campaign to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and syphilis among residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, particularly African Americans. Blacks comprise 90 percent of AIDSRead more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Early Syphilis in HIV-Infected Patients

... The study authors sought to evaluate the incidence of early syphilis based on time from initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-infected patients. HIV-positive patients Read more »