Table 2

Twenty asymptomatic patients with early syphilis

Patient characteristicResult
Age36.6 years
    Male20 (100%)
    Homosexual20 (100%)
CDC classification
    AIDS6 (30%)
    Non AIDS14 (70%)
Most recent CD4371 cells
range 286 to 465
Viral load
    Range11K to 157K
Time since most recent syphilis serology
    Median6 months
    Range1–120 months
    Mean May 01–July 0178 months
    Mean Aug 01–Oct 0115 months
    Mean Nov 01–Jan 028.3 months
    Mean Feb 02–April 023.6 months
Previous history of syphilis
Was last VDRL positive
Known recent contact of syphilis