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Biochemical Reaction That Happen When Testing Syphilis

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

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnose, you shouldVisit your health care provider if you have a lesion (sore) in your genital area or a widespread rashGet tested periodically for syphilis if your sexual behaviors put you at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)Get... Read more »

neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa... Read more »

false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...that you were not exposed to any HIV-infected fluids. The only way to know for sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...caffeine. If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should be aware that alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequent Testing of Highly Sexually Active Gay Men Is Required to Control Syphilis

...increasing the frequency of testing can have a large impact, with the prevalence of syphilis reduced substantially if individuals are tested every three months," according to the study. The results indicate that frequent screening of gay men who... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. since there are rare cases Read more »