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May 22, 2005

I was diagnoses with syphilis when i was pregnant six years ago. my titer was 1.2. A little while later while i was still pregnant the titer read 1.1. I was told not to worry about it. Well i'm pregnant again and my titer is reading 1.1. Am I contagious? Do I even have syphilis,or am i getting a false reading since i'm pregnant. I have no other symptoms.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This is a complex set of questions that I cannot answer and suggest you talk with your obstetrician. Several issues are in play including prior confirmation of infection, any prior treatment for syphilis, and the possibility of reinfection, among others.

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CBC Test; normal after 4 yrs infected

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