Sexually Transmitted Disease in HIV


Sexually Transmitted Disease in HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infection in HIV, HIV-Related Sexually Transmitted Disease

  1. HIV may alter the natural history of this infection
  1. Chronic recurrent infections are common
  2. Frequency and severity rises as CD4 Count drops
  3. May require chronic suppression with Acyclovir
  • Causes
  • Syphilis (common in men and women)
  1. Cofactor in the acquisition of HIV Infection
  2. Serology may be prolonged positive despite treatment
  3. Increased risk for Neurosyphilis
    1. Syphilitic Meningitis
    2. Cranial neuritis
    3. Positive CSF Syphilis Serology