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Tertiary Syphilis And Hiv

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neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa and fta abs test accurate in detecting this stage of the disease.if so what is the accuracy. same questions with tertiary syphilis or late syphilis, is...
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
Yes, for the most part, neurosyphilis is detected by doing syphilis tests on spinal fluid. You cannot make a definitive diagnosis from just blood tests. Late latent syphilis without neurosyphilis can be diagnosed with blood tests. The tests are... Read more »

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I had a follow up question as well. Say if an individual has neurosyphilis. Would the fta-abs and... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behaviors and Procreational Intentions of Adolescents and Young Adults With Perinatally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Experience of an Urban Tertiary Center

The current study was conducted to assess sexual knowledge, behaviors, and procreational intentions of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (PNA HIV) infection. As children with PNA HIV increasingly... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Washoe County, Nev.: Syphilis, HIV Outbreaks Linked

This article was reported by Mynews4.com and KRNV . Mynews4.com and KRNV reported that Washoe County, Nev., recorded a 32-case outbreak of primary syphilis in 2013, with highest incidence occurring among men who had sex with men (MSM). Jennifer... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Slowing Resurgent Syphilis in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction An Epidemic Ends -- Then Resumes Syphilis Prevalence and Incidence Climbing HIV Incidence in People With Syphilis How Syphilis Starts, and How to Spot It Syphilis in the Brain, Syphilis in the Eye How... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Tighter Screening and Follow-Up: Keys to Better Syphilis Care With HIV

Khalil G. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, STD/HIV/TB Clinical Services, Baltimore City Health Department Dr. Ghanem is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of... Read more »
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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 »

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 gone but i... 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 »

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 »