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Syphilis Meds

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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 Read more »

Syphilis and other STDs

Dear Doctor,I have been HIV+ for over a decade, but only started meds around a year ago. UD and CD4... Read more »

Syphilis from 1:32 to 1:256 in 20 days

Dear doctor,I am HIV poz for 3 years now. February 2009 last tested for syphilis, titer was 1:1 (I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Syphilis Epidemic: A Systematic Review of Seroprevalence Studies

... To explore the magnitude of China's syphilis epidemic, the researchers investigated prevalence of the STD among low-risk and high-risk groups in the country. They conducted Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...opportunistic infections, menopause or other GYN conditions. Other factors may include using some side effects of HIV drugs and other meds (like megestrol), street drugs (especially heroin and marijuana), and poor nutrition. Finally, body weight... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Primary and Secondary Syphilis by Oral Sex -- Chicago, Illinois, 1998-2002

...Prevention and Care Program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recorded 1,582 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis, the most of any U.S. city. 1 Although case numbers and overall rates remained stable in Chicago... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It? is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis can increase the... Read more »
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refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...has anyone here ever refused being put on meds. what was your reason? have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? Read more »


Posted by Ophites, 2 Replies
...copies. I was told at the time I had probably been packin' this virus around for 10+ years. I experienced a trial and error with meds for 3 years. I think my most severe ill feelings were during my initial adaptation to Crixivan. Once I got... 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 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 »