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Is The Serological Test For Syphilis Performed On Serous Fluid Or Blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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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
...if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?)Responding to your questions:Neurosyphilis can be tricky to diagnose; however, STD clinics and most physicians should be adept at knowing the specific tests... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and semen, although evidence for these effects has been mixed.(22-24) Reports of false-positive and false-negative results on serologic tests for syphilis in HIV-infected persons raise questions regarding the specificity and sensitivity of... Read more »

Serology

Is there a reason why a hospital would not routinely test for hep B core antibody? I had a hep b panel done, the results: I had a negative hep b antigen, and a positive hep b surface antibody. No core antibody was performed. I was vaccinated...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The testing was just fine in light of your history of vaccination. You can't have a surface antibody that is positive and a reactive surface antigen at the same time so this is cost-saving but gives all the information that is needed. You have... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...together and tested as a batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 donor samples is tested individually by our usual serological testing methods. See, I told you this was a bit confusing. As for your second question, my occupational... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT 1986 Syphilis Syphilis Serologic test 1948 Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) HTLV-I Antibody 1989 HTLV -I/II... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...sex is extremely low. It is much lower than for other types of unprotected sexual activity. However, other diseases such as syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? Syphilis can increase the... Read more »
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SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers. 1. Is the process same in all states ? 2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa Read more »

rapid tests vs. ELISA (Dr. Bob's answer!!)

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
...false-negative results typical of the rapid tests?? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, There are now four FDA-approved rapid serological tests. The sensitivity and specificity of these tests is consistently greater than 99%. A negative test... 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 Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
...Africa. He reported 1 episode of gonococcal urethritis within the past 2 months. He did not use condoms consistently. His last HIV serologic test, 3 months earlier, had been negative. On physical examination, the patient had a temperature of 38C,... Read more »