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Syphilis And Its Effects

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Effect of syphilis on CD4 count

I became HIV+ about a year ago. Since that time, my blood work has been done every 3 months and my CD4 count has always been around 600, give or take a little. I got a rash that the doctor believes is syphilis about 3 weeks ago. I also had my...
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
...There is not a lot of data looking at this specifically with syphilis. However, with other concomitant infections and HIV, CD4 counts can decline. I suspect with treatment your counts will return Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has... Read more »

test prozone effect

hello, when the RPR goes negative in a person with untreated syphilis. Does that mean the immune... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

...blood plasma viral loads did not change significantly overall or in subjects with primary, secondary or early latent syphilis. Effects were similar on or off ARV therapy. The prospective study found that blood and semen viral loads were slightly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibiotics Safe, Effective for Preventing Syphilis Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

...Antibiotics can be a "safe and effective" way of preventing syphilis infection among high-risk populations, according to a pilot study published in the November issue Read 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Sex Work on the Prevalence of Syphilis Among Injection Drug Users in Three Russian Cities

... The researchers examined risk factors for syphilis infection among injection drug users (IDUs) in three cities in Russia, placing particular emphasis on the potential roles of Read more »
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syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all, To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning. My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist,... Read more »