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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
...diagnosing syphilis through a laboratory:Identifying the bacteria under a microscope in a sample taken from a chancrePerforming a blood test for syphilisIf your doctor thinks you might have neurosyphilis, your spinal fluid will be tested as... Read more »

neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

hello, is neurosyphilis only detected through a test by taking the spinal fluid? Or are the tppa... Read more »

Is syphilis testing definitive 14 weeks after a potential exposure?

Hi Bob,Are the results of a syphilis blood test conclusive & definitive 14 weeks and 1 day (i.e. 99... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »

Why is it that. . . . . . .

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

Exposed to a POZ man, 15 days later...

Posted by Panicman, 2 Replies
...The Gonoreha and Chlamydia test came back negative, very happy about that. They told me it would be a week or so before the blood test on the syphilis test would be back, and they'd call if I did indeed have it, so I'm hoping that call doesn't... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...blood for HIV. Does this urinalysis testing sound right to you? Is it accurate enough? I am worried about Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Herpes. It has been over 80 days and I have not had any symptoms of burning or iritation at all. Read more »