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Including Syphilis Testing With Hiv Testing

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Ask the Experts

Can Syphilis test detect HIV?

Is it possible to detect HIV infection from the blood test for syphilis, assuming the test is taken after the window period is over?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...No, the blood tests for syphilis are specific for that infection and do not provide any information on HIV status. Read more »

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... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Council Member Recommends Eliminating HIV, Syphilis Test Requirements for Marriage Licenses

...recommended eliminating a provision from a marriage bill that would require couples applying for marriage licenses to be tested for HIV/AIDS and syphilis, the Washington Post reports. The Safe Marriage Amendment Act -- proposed in December... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Offers Incentives for Syphilis, AIDS Tests: Concert Tickets Given to Those Who Get Checked

...People at risk of getting AIDS or syphilis can obtain free tickets (worth $45 each) to see Patti LaBelle in concert in Louisville on Saturday if they undergo Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. Read more »

hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...these tests can be validated, ever. Period. Because we dont have a way to isolate and culture HIV to prove its existence. AIDS researchers admit that the tests contain at least 80 percent non-specific cellular material theyre, at best, 20... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »