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Syphilis And Lab Tests

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What is meant by my HIV ELSISA REPEATABLY REACTIVE,RPR NONREACTIVE
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,These tests indicate that your screening test (ELISA) for HIV is positive, with no evidence of syphilis.You should definitely have medical follow up for these tests; if confirmed, this says that you have HIV infection.Be well,BY 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 »

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long... Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...centre because of these symptoms: abdominal pain loose stools a feeling of constantly needing to empty his bowels Lab tests of his blood did not reveal any elevated liver enzymes and doctors thought that he had some sort of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...infection Your health care provider can diagnose early syphilis by seeing a chancre or rash and then confirming the diagnosis with laboratory tests. Because latent syphilis has no symptoms, it is diagnosed only by laboratory tests. There are... Read more »
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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 »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

Lab testing procedures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...labs are required to notify doctors ASAP if a test comes back life threatening or infectious. By phone, fax, etc. And that labs test rather quickly. The feeling is the more time goes by the better chances for a neg result. Does anyone know if... Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »