Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV-Infected Men and Women

  • Author: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 2/8/18 (What's New)


  • Primary syphilis refers to a chancre that occurs 1 week to 1 month after exposure
    • Most commonly seen in the genital area but can occur anywhere on the body
    • Classically single, painless lesions with a clean (nonpurulent) base and an indurated, raised border

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