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Neurosyphilis And Hiv

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High Syphilis Titers and HIV Coinfection

I tested positive for HIV in the early 1980s. I have been on HAART, and my HIV viral load is currently undetectable and my CD4 is in the 300-400 range. However, I contracted syphilis in the late 1990, and since then my syphilis titers have...
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
...This likely not a false positive, and could represent adequately treated neurosyphilis in someone with HIV infection, or treatment failure. It doesn't sound like you are having any symptoms. Unfortunately it is very difficult to determine Read more »


hiv positive 9 years been having stiff neck head aches dizzynes back pain given lp i believe was... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Early Neurosyphilis Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Four Cities, United States, January 2002 - June 2004

...penicillin treatment for syphilis in the late 1940s but reappeared in the 1980s among persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. 1-3 The disease burden from neurosyphilis is unknown because national reporting of this disease is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Serum RPR Testing Predicts Success of Neurosyphilis Treatment

...was a caveat, however. "Normalization of serum RPR titer was consistently less accurate in predicting treatment success in [HIV-positive] patients who were not receiving antiretroviral therapy, compared with those who were receiving such... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A New Warning About Syphilis

... Without treatment, Almost one in 50 HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who contract syphilis is at risk of developing symptoms of early neurosyphilis, new research suggests. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Consequence of the Syphilis Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Neurosyphilis in Los Angeles, 2001-2004

...(28 patients) or early latent (14 patients) syphilis stages. Seventy-four (68 percent) of the NS cases were co-infected with HIV. Estimated incidence of symptomatic NS among HIV-positive patients with early syphilis was 2.1 percent, compared with... Read more »
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