Alfred R Eichmann

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Most data of genital herpes have been collected in STD clinics in the USA where unrecognized forms accounted for 80% of HSV-2 infections. Our aim was to study the clinical features in an outpatient clinic of dermatology. METHODS The charts of 170 patients, previously monitored prospectively for a HIV prevalence study, with(More)
54 adult male patients suffering from acute uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis entered a dose-range trial with a new parenteral cephalosporin, ceftriaxone Ro 13-9904. In order to evaluate the lowest effective dose of a single intramuscular injection of Ro 13-9904, the patients received different doses in descending order: 500 mg for the first group of 10(More)
OBJECTIVES To monitor the prevalence of HIV infection among heterosexual and male homo/bisexual STD patients and assess the effect of HIV test refusers on the HIV prevalences. METHODS A voluntary confidential HIV test was offered to all people diagnosed with an STD at the Swiss Network of Dermatovenerology Policlinics (SNDP) between July 1990 and June(More)
This is an overview of dermatoses which are predominantly seen in the genital area. Five large groups of dermatoses can be distinguished: inflammatory dermatoses without any causative organism, infections and dermatoses originating from cutaneous appendages, precancerous lesions, pigmented lesions and genital pruritus. The etiology, causative factors,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Persons treated for a sexually transmitted disease have been shown to be at increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Levels of condom use among these patients are presented, and sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with self-reported never use of condoms are analyzed. STUDY DESIGN This was a(More)
Two men had a first clinical episode of genital herpes presenting as nongonococcal urethritis in the absence of any penile lesions. Data on the etiologic function of herpes simplex in patients with nongonococcal urethritis are scarce and conflicting. Considering our cases, the large amount of nongonococcal urethritis of unknown origin, and the high(More)