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Infectious syphilis unmasking drug resistance in an individual with long-term virological suppression on antiretroviral therapy
  1. Phillip J Read,
  2. Julie Fox
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine and HIV, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phillip J Read, Department of Genitourinary Medicine and HIV, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; phillread{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

This case report describes the case of an HIV-positive individual who had long-term virological suppression on antiretroviral therapy, who manifested HIV drug resistance during a syphilis-induced HIV viral load increase. This highlights how the acquisition of a sexually transmitted infection can have important ramifications for HIV suppression and potential HIV transmission to sexual partners.

  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV
  • resistance
  • syphilis
  • therapy

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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