Syphilis and HIV co-infection

Galia Karp, Francisc Schlaeffer, Alan Jotkowitz, Klaris Riesenberg

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Abstract

Syphilis is a complex disease, which is sexually transmitted. The incidence of syphilis is rising all over the world, partly due to the increased transmission in HIV patients and other high risk groups such as men who have sex with men. Interestingly syphilis itself facilitates HIV infection in several ways. Great importance exists in recognition of both diseases and their complex interactions. This article will review the manifestations of syphilis in the context of HIV infected patients, and the challenging diagnosis and management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Co-infection
  • HIV
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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