Syphilis with HIV in Florence, 2003-2009: a 7-year epidemiological study.

  title={Syphilis with HIV in Florence, 2003-2009: a 7-year epidemiological study.},
  author={Canio Vito Martinelli and Linda Tognetti and Grazia Colao and Alessia Carocci and Paola Corsi and Francesco Leoncini},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={140 1},
The aims of this study were to describe the trend of acquired syphilis in the city of Florence and its province over a 7-year period, to investigate sexual behaviours in the syphilis-infected population and to analyse syphilis/HIV co-infection. A total of 259 patients were classified according to age, sex and HIV infection. We estimated that from 2004 to 2008 cases increased by 248%. Most patients with concurrent HIV infection were male (31-45 years), but 40- to 60-year-old men who had sex with… CONTINUE READING

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