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Does Hiv Test Detect Syphilis

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"Can HIV test detect Syphilis?"

im just wondering if HIV test can detect Syphillis ?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The HIV test only detects HIV. Likewise a Syphilis test only detects Syphilis. When it comes to HIV/STDs you must be tested specifically for each one, there's no workaround or backdoor to finding your status.Hope this... Read more »

Can Syphilis test detect HIV?

Is it possible to detect HIV infection from the blood test for syphilis, assuming the test is taken... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increasing Detection of Asymptomatic Syphilis in HIV Patients

Noting that new syphilis diagnoses in London were mainly in men who have sex with men, many of whom also had HIV, researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital introduced regular serological screening for syphilis in the HIV unit during routine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many STIs Not Detected in U.S. Because of Lack of Testing Among MSM, Health Officials Say

Many cases of sexually transmitted infections are not being detected in the U.S. because of a lack of testing among men who have sex with men, health officials said Wednesday at a scientific meeting in Chicago, the New York Times reports.... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »