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Syphilis Blood Test Accuracy

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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
Hi, So you had receptive anal sex with a tranny, which began protected, but you're not sure if it stayed that way "in the end"???? (Hmm.. who says you don't have linguistic prowess?) Responding to your questions: Neurosyphilis... Read more »

STD/HIV test window accuracy

Hello,Im a 26 year old male from the Netherlands and i have a couple of quistions.(my apologies for... Read more »

Accuracy of std-hiv testing

Dear Rick, I would like to know how accurate both std and hiv testing is for males. I had two... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy Testing

Acknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

Online-mediated syphilis testing is helping diagnose syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report suggests. The annual number of syphilis cases in Amsterdam increased from 35 to 240 between 1998 and 2004, according to Rik H.... Read more »
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accuracy of blood test

Posted by Anonymous
Thank you very very much in advance for answering my question. Please tell me the accuracy of blood test after 2 and 1/2 months of high risk exposure (Unprotected sex). I am really concerned about it.

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Accuracy of Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test? Please help!

Posted by Burgundy11, 1 Reply
I did a Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test 5months after my exposure. The result was negative. How accurate is the result?! Read more »

Accuracy of Rapid Test?? 7.5 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the accuracy of a rapid test (oraquick blood drop) at 7.5 weeks similar to an EIA or is it less accurate/sensitive?? Read more »

PCR RNA and P24 tests accuracy at 18 days with lowered immune system?

Posted by orlean34
I had an incident where i was receptive in anal sex for a short period, in and out once. I did notice that he had a decent amount of precum. I also noticed afterwards that there was some blood from my anus.

2 weeks later I had a stiff neck, mild... Read more »