Neurosyphilis & AIDS
- JM Flood, HS Weinstock, ME Guroy et al (Univ of California, San Francisco; San Francisco Gen Hosp,
Calif; Ctrs for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,
Neurosyhilis during the AIDS epidemic, San Francisco,
1985-1992. J Infect Dis 177: 931-940, 1998.
There is a resurgence of neurosyphilis, especially among patients infected with HIV.
In this large survey of 19,375 CSF VDRL tests performed, 117(0.6%) were newly reactive. Median patient age was 39.
This is the first known report to address the burden of neurosyphilis in a population largely affected with HIV infection.