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Neurosyphilis Symptoms -hiv

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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

Symptomatic 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 »
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

The 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Serum RPR Testing Predicts Success of Neurosyphilis Treatment

New research finds that measuring the serum level of rapid plasma reagin (RPR) can generally predict the success of treatment for neurosyphilis, thereby avoiding lumbar puncture for confirmatory cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing. Successful... Read more »
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neurosyphilis

hiv positive 9 years been having stiff neck head aches dizzynes back pain given lp i believe was checked for everything but syphilis told sinus infection given avelox 14 day course 9 day symptoms getting worse went back made them give me syphilis...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,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 »

neurosyphilis

Poz 10 years tcells 699 vl under 50 having myriad of symptoms my question is it possible being hiv poz to skip early stages of syphilis and go directly to neurosyphilis? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Neurosyphilis possible?

Dear Dr. Young,I was diagnosed with HIV in 2005. I tested negative for everything else including syphilis. I started ATRIPLA with a CD4 count of 503(25%). My counts today are 933 CD4 (52%). But I tested positive for Syphilis yesterday. The VDRL...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello 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 »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, So you had receptive anal sex with a tranny, which began protected, but you're not sure if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?) Responding to your questions: Neurosyphilis... Read more »
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Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD?

Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms... Read more »