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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

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 »
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 »
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Can one get neurosyphilis 4 months after acquiring it?

HIV positive, recently tested for syphilis and I was told my number was 256. I don't know what that means. Do I need to get a lumber puncture? Does treatment for nuerosyphilis require hospitalization or can it be done at home or an outpatient...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi 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 »


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=""... Read more »

is prophylaxis still standard treatment?

Hi,I'm wondering if prophylaxis is still considered standard treatment for people with HIV/AIDS, or is antiretroviral therapy enough?Thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your Cd4 cell count is low enough, OI prophylaxis is still definitely the standard of care. Once your CD4 cell count has increased and remained above the threhhold for specific forms of prophylaxis (say, over 200 cells for PCP) for 3-6 months,... Read more »
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Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

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Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Around the world the use of condoms is seen as a trusted weapon in the prevention of HIV infection, however, these efforts are often hampered by religious beliefs.

President Bush has clearly given preferential... Read more »

Is the test standardized?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.

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Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.

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Botanical Treatments For HIV, AIDS, and STDs

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You can download the free eBook "Treating Herpes Naturally" through Larrea Tridentata by Dennis W. Clark, Ph.D. at this website;

Regardless of your... Read more »