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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 to where they were.... Read more »

How long am I contagious? Syphilis (SYPHILIS, 2011)

I was diagnosed with Syphilis last march, I was given two penicillin injectios in the course of two... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings.... 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 of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases , the Baton Rouge Advocate ... Read more »
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

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... 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 gender and sex work. A cross-sectional survey of IDUs in Moscow,... Read more »
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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 concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »

Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys,

I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small pimple, it was quite sensitive and sometimes it... Read more »

Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... 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, and a... Read more »