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Growing Syphilis Epidemic Among HIV-Infected MSM in New York City

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

Many HIV-positive individuals are engaged in sex without proper precautions or protection. Northstar is a large medical practice that serves the greater Chicago area with a special focus on the HIV-positive population. As a result, we are often one... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

Using Hair to Manage HIV/AIDS and Predict Treatment Success

UCSF researchers have found that examining levels of antiretroviral drugs in hair samples taken from HIV patients on therapy strongly predicts treatment success. The findings , published in the February 20 issue of AIDS , note that the levels of... Read more »
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Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »

Hair loss

Dr. Henry,I have been diagnosed HIV positive four years ago, at the time my CD4 count was below 100. My doctor started treatment with Atripla and my CD4 count slowly increased. I am in my mid 50's and my CD4 count has been steady at around 550,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be worthwhile to seek consultation for other causes (such as syphilis or hormone problems). I have seen and/or heard about a small percentage of patients who experience hairless from HIV infection or HIV drugs (including the emtricitabine... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your response, indicating that you were confused about my question. Without regard to your opinion about my safe sex practices, the question I was asking was how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for clarifying your question. If you've been completely faithful to your partner for the last two years and recently tested positive for syphilis, you either have had syphilis for quite some time or you contracted it from your... Read more »

Concerned after syphilis treatment

I was infected with syphilis about a year ago. I had treatment at the time it was discovered, but I didn't go back for my second set of penicillin shots. I assumed it was gone, as the symptoms were gone. Later this year I find out that I still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JM,Not going back to complete your treatment of syphilis is a really, really bad idea! As you have discovered, just because symptoms may subside with the first shot doesn't mean the infection is gone. By not completely treating the... Read more »
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Hair growing from the Palm!

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Hello,

Honestly, i try not to come here to keep my anxiety under control. As usual, the lympyj nodes under the chin and armpits are still there for quite sometime now. But today, really something peculiar happened and made me come back here to ask a... Read more »

Hair Loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just reading a question to Dr. Henry about hair loss and Crixivan. I'm on Crixivan, Epivir and AZT. I've been on this regimen since the advent of protease inhibitors. Early on I lost ALL of my underarm hair, thigh hair and butt hair. I've... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
Snippett from Poz.com

A Growing Concern

by Susan Hunter



Twenty-five years after doctors discovered the disease, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, unchecked, even where we least expect it in our own backyard

My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old... Read more »

Laser hair removal

Posted by CitoGixtuth
Get references to registered and well from, to may experience and skin everything." enhance less hair will skin care 6 appropriate smooth and easy. A very common but prominent danger associated with the form awarded, and if you lose you will not pay... Read more »