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Living with HIV
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Ulcerating infections such as syphilis act as coinfectors with the HIV infection, increasing the level of contagiousness of people infected with HIV, as well as increasing the likelihood that an HIV-negative person will contract the virus.
HIV infection alters the natural development of syphilis, making it more difficult to diagnose. In cases of coinfection, Syphilis often expresses itself in atypical ways, progresses more quickly toward neurological complications, and treatment is less effective. For these reasons, it’s important for all people infected with HIV and syphilis to seek medical treatment and to be closely monitored.