Frequent screening for syphilis as part of HIV monitoring increases the detection of early asymptomatic syphilis among HIV-positive homosexual men.

@article{Bissessor2010FrequentSF,
  title={Frequent screening for syphilis as part of HIV monitoring increases the detection of early asymptomatic syphilis among HIV-positive homosexual men.},
  author={Melanie Bissessor and Christopher K Fairley and David E. Leslie and Kerri Howley and Marcus Y. Chen},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={211-6}
}
BACKGROUND Syphilis continues to be a significant public health problem among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) internationally. This study aimed to determine whether the routine inclusion of syphilis serology with every blood test performed as part of HIV monitoring increases the detection of early asymptomatic syphilis among HIV-positive MSM. METHODS We examined the effect of this intervention, implemented in January 2007, on the detection of early asymptomatic syphilis among HIV… CONTINUE READING

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