Feb 28, 2009
DR.DR.JOSEPH THANXS FOR YOUR RESPOND TO ME BEFORE BUT MY QUATION IS MY HUSBAND AND ME WE DO THE TEST FOR HIV, WE ARTE NEGTIVE BUT MY HUSBAND FOUND THAT TPAH , IS POSTIVE AND WHEN I DO THAT TEST I AM NEGTIVE OF TPAH . SO I M SURPRISED HOW COME THAT DISES IS NOT TRANSMETED TO ME ??????
Response from Dr. McGowan
Syphilis can be spread by coming into contact with a person who has "active" lesions. A person with syphilis is most infectious early on in the course of the infection and becomes less infectious over time. If you decide not to get treated, you should continue to be monitored periodically(via testing) for syphilis.
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