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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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LA ROSA, Mauricio et al. Secondary syphilis in patient living with HIV. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.3, pp.294-299. ISSN 1726-4634.

We present a case of a 31-year-old male with HIV infection, not receiving antiretroviral therapy that presented an ulcerative lesion that began in the genital region and then progressed in all the body, with the diagnosis of secondary syphilis. He was treated with Benzatinic Penicillin and the lesions disappeared. We also discuss the available diagnostic tests and therapeutics regarding the case. Co-infection by Treponema pallidum and by HIV is present in the general population, especially in high-risk populations such as men who have sex with men and clients of sexual workers, and can affect the initial presentation and natural history of syphilis.

Keywords : Syphilis; HIV; Case report.

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