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false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is very unwell. Also has type one diabetes and other med conditions.Are there any syphilis tests that can guarantee a correct diagnosis in an AIDS patient...
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
...Syphilis EIA antibody tests, along with confirmatory treponemal antibody tests, can detect syphilis in someone with HIV infection for 20 years, even with immune deficiency. 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 »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature

... In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, little Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increasing Detection of Asymptomatic Syphilis in HIV Patients

...Westminster Hospital introduced regular serological screening for syphilis in the HIV unit during routine follow-up care to detect patients who might be at risk for asymptomatic syphilis infection. The doctors used a prospectively collected... 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

...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 undergoing HAART (539) were followed for up to four years to identify early... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Improves Syphilis Serologic Response Rates in HIV Patients

... New research indicates that in patients co-infected with HIV, highly active antiretroviral therapy reduces syphilis serologic failure rates. "Syphilis and [HIV] frequently Read more »
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please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. Read more »

wtf

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, Read more »

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 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »