Syphilis and HIV – The Intersection of Two Epidemics

Is It Possible to Have Both Syphilis and HIV?

Both syphilis and HIV are sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Immediate care is needed for either of these conditions to avoid serious health problems. One can also have both conditions at the same time. A study has shown several links between these two infections. Continue reading to find out more about how syphilis and HIV are related, the implications of someone having both conditions, and more.

Bothe syphilis and HIV can occur in one person at the same time. When this happens, it is referred to as coinfection. According to data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [1], the rate of syphilis in the US has continued to increase every year for the past 20 years. The condition can occur to anyone no matter your race, religion, ethnic group, or sex.