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Syphilis Testing While On Antibiotics

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syphilis test

My question has to do with a non reactive syphilis test. Is it possible for the test to come back non resctive if blood was tested while being treated with cipro for epididimitis? Thanks for any info you may provide .
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The antibiotic has nothing to do with the lab result. Read more »

HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

...doses are needed to treat someone who has had syphilis for longer than a year. For people who are allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics are available to treat syphilis. There are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that will cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Rise in Syphilis, Cuts in Funding a Worry in Philadelphia

... Public health workers seeking to thwart the spread of STDs in Philadelphia are facing twin challenges: a sharp rise in syphilis, concurrent with a 34 percent reduction in state funding for city HIV prevention efforts. The lost money would have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis, Report Finds

...it facilitates early detection and treatment of maternal syphilis," the note emphasized. "CDC recommends serologic syphilis testing for all pregnant women at the first prenatal visit." Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can lead to stillbirth,... Read more »
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