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Tertiary Syphilis Treatment And Hiv

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few more qestions: neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

I had a follow up question as well. Say if an individual has neurosyphilis. Would the fta-abs and tppa (blood) tests show presence of the SYPHILIS BACTERIA? (rather than the distinct category of neurosyhilis) would a person with UNDIAGNOSED...
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
Those tests do not show the presence of bacteria specifically, but determine if certain antibodies to bacterial proteins are present. These tests will likely not become negative, even after treatment. The RPR is used to measure treatment response... 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 »

neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa... Read more »
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Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

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Slowing Resurgent Syphilis in People With HIV

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

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Sex Work, Syphilis, and Seeking Treatment: An Opportunity for Intervention in HIV Prevention Programming in Karnataka, South India

The objective of the current study was to measure the determinants of syphilis among female sex workers (FSWs) in the state of Karnataka, South India. In the context of a large-scale HIV prevention intervention, cross-sectional surveys were... 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 gone but i... 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 »

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

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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 »