Syphilis Blood Test Window

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Ask the Experts

Can Syphilis test detect HIV?

Is it possible to detect HIV infection from the blood test for syphilis, assuming the test is taken after the window period is over?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...No, the blood tests for syphilis are specific for that infection and do not provide any information on HIV status. Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia,... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

...syphilis, it often presents with a skin rash or some other elusive symptom, but it may also occur without any symptoms. Thus a blood test is often the only way of diagnosing infection. Once uncomplicated syphilis is diagnosed, the treatment is... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...infected with HHV-8. The virus appears rarely in the U.S. heterosexual population. HHV-8 is most likely transmitted orally, but no blood test is routinely available to detect those who have it. In Africa, where HHV-8 is endemic, the virus seems... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or... Read more »
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organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...cases came to light within the past two weeks after one of the patients was evaluated for a possible "re-transplant" and had blood tests, the hospital said. A screening questionnaire revealed that the donor had engaged in high-risk behaviors,... Read more »

window for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HEP or Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms and nothing show up on my body doese anyone know about when these STDs will show... Read more »

Why is it that. . . . . . .

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...STD and STI out there. My Elisa test was neg after a window of 7 months, STI culture tests were clean from bacteria, Syphilisblood tests were neg and I have no symptoms of Herpes or other virus related STDs. Why is it that I still feel... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »
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