|rpr 1:2 after 10 years
Sep 29, 2013
13 years ago I found out I had Syphilis. I was treated by my doctor with penicillin and was told I was cured.
Several months ago I had sex with an escort. I used a condom for sex but not for oral. I have not had any symptoms, No rash or sores but I am still incredibly worried I contracted an STD.
I went to a testing lab and had the full STD screening. Results for STD's were negative except for syphilis. These are my results:
RPR (DX) W/REFL TITER AND IG CONFIRMATORY TESTING REACTIVE 1:2
I don't know if I caught syphilis again or if I am just always going to test this way.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
This test can be positive for years after infection and after successful treatment. An increase in the titer by 4-fold or more (i.e., from 1:2 to > 1:8) would suggest reinfection.
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