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Feb 2, 2009

Hi i am 30 year old. i am indian. ones time i am going for interview for gulf job kuwait. after medical check up i know i am TPHA positive. so i not select for this job. dear sir please give me reply aney medician? 0r aney tretment how can i TPHA negativ.... please reply...

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thank you for your post.

A positive TPHA test indicates previous exposure to syphilis. This should prompt treatments (usually penicillin injections), if you haven't had them already. I'm not sure why having a positive test affects your ability to work-- this makes no medical or scientific sense to me.

Since the test detects antibodies to the syphilis organism, there isn't a treatment to make the test return to negative.



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