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HIV Among Latinos

Fast Facts Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, relative to other races/ethnicities. The estimated new HIV infection rate among Hispanics/Latinos in 2010 in the United States was more than 3 times as high as that of whites. Socioeconomic factors such as poverty and language barriers may contribute to Hispanic/Latino HIV infection rates. HIV infection is a serious threat to the health of the...
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DR. SHANNON HELP! HIV & SYPHILIS CORRELATION! PLEASE HELP 2nd time I ask!

Hi, First of all thank you for all of your help throughout this forum, it is of great relief. I have several questions that I need urgent help with PLEASE, I am to anxious to even sleep. 1. On May and June 2012 I had protected sex (with condom) but...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for testing are to be initially tested 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days, if this test is negative than so are you. HIV may not cause harm immediately once someone is infected and it may be 10 years before someone has... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV

Hello:Recently I was diagnosed with second stage syphilis. I have been HIV positive for about 2 1/2 years. I have also been on viramune/truvada for about 2 years with CD of 500 and VL undet.My liver enzymes have always been mildly high. since 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
Syphilis can affect/infect many organs including the liver and result in increased liver enzymes. It the current elevation is related to syphilis then treatment for syphilis should result in those levels returning to normal. If not, then nevirapine... Read more »

Syphilis

So my bf (who is HIV-) tested positive for syphilis with a 1:1 reactive. He called the infectious disease specialist today and they told him that he is in the latent stage and probably is affecting his other organs. They also told him that he...
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
Like an HIV test, this syphilis test result (likely from an RPR test) requires an additional confirmatory test. The titer is a measure of the disease activity, but it is not an absolute number and varies between people. If confirmed, you will need... Read more »

High Syphilis Titers and HIV Coinfection

I tested positive for HIV in the early 1980s. I have been on HAART, and my HIV viral load is currently undetectable and my CD4 is in the 300-400 range. However, I contracted syphilis in the late 1990, and since then my syphilis titers have...
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
This likely not a false positive, and could represent adequately treated neurosyphilis in someone with HIV infection, or treatment failure. It doesn't sound like you are having any symptoms. Unfortunately it is very difficult to determine which... Read more »
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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 »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

New Organization for INternational Service by HIV+

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »