Syphilis infection is associated with an increase in plasma viral load in HIV infected patients: results from the FHDH cohort — ANRS CO4

Methods In HIV-infected men followed in Paris between 1998 and 2006 in the FHDH cohort, we studied 2 matched groups of patients: the syphilis+ and syphilis-. The syphilis+ group consisted of men who were diagnosed with an incident primary or secondary syphilis during their HIV follow-up. Each syphilis+ patient was matched up to 5 men who did not contract… CONTINUE READING