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Including Syphilis Testing With Hiv Testing

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Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... 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 »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Integrating Rapid Syphilis and HIV Testing for Pregnant Women Could Reduce Maternal, Child Morbidity and Mortality

"A study conducted in Uganda and Zambia by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) found high rates of syphilis and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in both countries," but showed that "integrating rapid syphilis screening and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

New PHAC Testing Guide Includes Recommendations to Promote Routine HIV Testing

The importance of HIV testing, knowledge of HIV status and early diagnosis of HIV infection cannot be overstated, particularly given recent advancements in our understanding of HIV treatment and prevention. People who are aware of their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Syphilis Outbreaks Highlight Lack of Funds for Testing, Prevention

Syphilis cases are up in Oakland, Ingham, and Kent counties, and advocates and health officials say continued state budget cuts could endanger public health. Oakland County is experiencing an outbreak of syphilis, with 16 early/latent stage... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Syphilis Outbreak Reported Here; Tests Urged for the Sexually Active

On Wednesday, top health officials sent out a joint public health letter to Cuyahoga County hospitals and clinics, urging area providers to screen all sexually active patients for syphilis. The county logged 26 cases of active or early latent... Read more »
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Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin&oref=slogin 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 gone but i... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »

Risk of STD's including HIV from mutual masturbation and frottage?!

Posted by JoeD93, 1 Reply
About a week ago, I met a guy from online for a one night thing. Before this encounter, I gave a hand job to a guy a few days before and he ejaculated on my hand (not worried about that), but before that the last time I did anything sexual was in... Read more »