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Syphilis Blood Test Accuracy

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neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa and fta abs test accurate in detecting this stage of the disease.if so what is the accuracy. same questions with tertiary syphilis or late syphilis, is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...most part, neurosyphilis is detected by doing syphilis tests on spinal fluid. You cannot make a definitive diagnosis from just blood tests. Late latent syphilis without neurosyphilis can be diagnosed with blood tests. The tests are quite accurate. Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

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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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Rate of Syphilis Cases on the Rise

...tests administered by the health department. Penicillin to treat infected persons and partners is free. UAF offers a syphilis blood test for $5. Back to other news for July 2010 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...syphilis through a laboratory: Identifying the bacteria under a microscope in a sample taken from a chancre Performing a blood test for syphilis If your doctor thinks you might have neurosyphilis, your spinal fluid will be tested as well. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

...dark-field microscope. If syphilis bacteria are present in the sore, they will show up when observed through the microscope. A blood test is another way to determine whether someone has syphilis. Shortly after infection occurs, the body... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dutch Doctors Uncover High Rates of Syphilis in HIV-Positive Men

...testing for syphilis and other germs are vital for sexually active people. Researchers in the Netherlands have been conducting blood tests on more than 1,000 mostly HIV positive MSM, screening them for syphilis. They have found that a... Read more »
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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 »

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... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »