The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

RPR reactive TPHA positive
Oct 20, 2012

Hi, this is just confusing. My husband was diagnosed with RPR Reactive and TPHA positive. Does this mean he has syphilis?

Response from Dr. Young


In brief, yes. Your husband has a positive screening and confirmatory test for syphilis. These tests don't tell us exactly when he was infected, only that he was.


Urgently needs helps
Can't get my t-cells up

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint