Human Immunodeficiency Virus Book


Sexually Transmitted Disease in HIV

Aka: Sexually Transmitted Disease in HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infection in HIV, HIV-Related Sexually Transmitted Disease
  1. See Also
    1. Sexually Transmitted Disease
  2. Causes: Mucopurulent Cervicitis
    1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    2. Chlamydia trachomatis
    3. Anaerobes
    4. Enteric flora
  3. Causes: Chancroid (common)
    1. HIV may alter the natural history of this infection
  4. Causes: Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Genital Herpes)
    1. Chronic recurrent infections are common
    2. Frequency and severity rises as CD4 Count drops
    3. May require chronic suppression with Acyclovir
  5. 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

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