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Syphilis Definition

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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 days) after a potential exposure?Many thanks,Mike...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mike,I don't know which blood test you had done VDRL? RPR? but yes, syphilis would indeed be detectable at the 14-week mark!Good luck! And remember to play safe to avoid future worry!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »

syphilis and tests that can be done after 12 years

I gave birth to a girl 11 years ago. I was told by a nurse that i had syphilis when i question my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risky Sexual Behavior Among MSM in Europe Increasing Number of Syphilis Cases, Health Officials Say

An increase in risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men has been linked to a resurgence of syphilis cases in Europe, some health officials have said recently, the AP/ International Herald Tribune reports. According to the AP/ Herald... Read more »

Growing Syphilis Epidemic Among HIV-Infected MSM in New York City

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis Caused by Syphilis

The liver has many enzymes, some of which appear in the blood and can be measured. When the level of these enzymes is high, this suggests that liver inflammation and injury is occurring. Commonly assessed liver enzymes include the following: AST... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Early Neurosyphilis Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Four Cities, United States, January 2002 - June 2004

Symptomatic early neurosyphilis is a rare manifestation of syphilis that usually occurs within the first 12 months of infection. 1 Most neurologic symptoms of early neurosyphilis result from acute or subacute meningitis, abnormalities in cranial... Read more »
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Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

HOW do you know 9 week is definite

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it true that a 9 week test is definite, what is the proof , is there actual CDC documintation. Read more »

Definite Results?

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I tested five years post possible exposure with a rapid Oraquick and it was negative. I am getting a blood test for all STDs soon and am wondering if my HIV test with the Oraquick is definitly negative. I don't want to get a blood test and have the... Read more »

Definitely Positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I don't have the results yet but I know I'm positive, didn't sleep at all last night, this morning my right groin node swelled up to the size of a bean. I inspected my mouth and found that I have thrush, I was taking solace in the fact that I... Read more »