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The effects of early syphilis on CD4 counts and HIV-1 RNA viral loads in blood and semen
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    Optimizing syphilis treatment in patients with HIV
    • Charlotte Bell, Specialist Registar in Genitourinary Medicine and HIV
    • Other Contributors:
      • David Goldmeier, Daniel Richardson

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the paper by Sadiq et al. on CD4 counts and viral loads in patients with early syphilis and HIV.[1] We note that they treated their patients with a single 2.4 MU injection or two weeks of oral doxycycline. In this regard they are in good company.[2]

    Whereas most patients with HIV and early syphilis make a full recovery on this regimen, there are numerous case reports of...

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