Neurosyphilis And Hiv
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Symptomatic Early Neurosyphilis Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Four Cities, United States, January 2002 - June 2004Symptomatic early neurosyphilis is a rare manifestation of syphilis that usually occurs within the first 12 months of infection. 1 Most neurologic symptoms of early neurosyphilis result from acute or subacute meningitis, abnormalities in cranial... Read more »
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A Consequence of the Syphilis Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Neurosyphilis in Los Angeles, 2001-2004The authors undertook the current study to examine the epidemiology and clinical findings of neurosyphilis (NS) cases diagnosed during the current syphilis epidemic occurring primarily among MSM. Syphilis cases that were reported to the health... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there:Treatment for neurosyphilis usually includes multiple shots of penicillin. I am not sure what course of treatment your doctor would prescribe. Neurosyphilis only takes place when an infection has gone untreated for many many years. In... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.Sounds like your HIV treatment is going well. According to the recently updated <a href="http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/4/adult-and-adolescent-oi-prevention-and-treatment-guidelines/330/syphilis"... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Syphilis can be more severe in HIVers. It can also progress more quickly if it's not treated appropriately. And it's more likely to infect the nervous system. Blood tests used to monitor the response to syphilis treatment can... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello,Unless you were very recently infected with syphilis, your antibody test for syphilis is sufficient to rule out neurosyphilis. If in doubt, long before doing a spinal tap for neurosyphilis, I'd simply repeat the blood based, RPR or VDRL... Read more »
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