Syphilis positive for 10 years
Dec 28, 2008
For the past 10 years I have had a positive Syphilis test but the first doctor that did it told me that I didn't have Syphilis. Years later it came up again when I was pregnant. This time a new DR. said it was normal for women to sometimes have the test come back positive with a low ratio. Now, I have another Dr. and he wants to treat me for Syphilis...What could be going on?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
It depends on which of several tests that can be done for syphilis is positive. A decision to treat is dependent on the clinical context of the case.
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