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Syphilis Laboratory Tests

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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
...infectionYour health care provider can diagnose early syphilis by seeing a chancre or rash and then confirming the diagnosis with laboratory tests. Because latent syphilis has no symptoms, it is diagnosed only by laboratory tests.There are two... Read more »

about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long... Read more »

syphilis cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...infection Your health care provider can diagnose early syphilis by seeing a chancre or rash and then confirming the diagnosis with laboratory tests. Because latent syphilis has no symptoms, it is diagnosed only by laboratory tests. There are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

...protect a person from getting it again. Following successful treatment, people can still be susceptible to re-infection. Only laboratory tests can confirm whether someone has syphilis. Because syphilis sores can be hidden in the vagina, rectum,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...syphilis, particularly if sores or lesions are inside the genitals or rectum, may go unnoticed, so regular medical checkups and laboratory testing for syphilis and other germs are vital for sexually active people. Researchers in the Netherlands... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Polymerase chain reaction RT Reverse transcriptase WB Western blot I. Introduction Technologic advances in HIV laboratory testing continue to aid in screening, diagnosis, and patient management. Effective methods for detection... Read more »
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my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »

Lab testing procedures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...labs are required to notify doctors ASAP if a test comes back life threatening or infectious. By phone, fax, etc. And that labs test rather quickly. The feeling is the more time goes by the better chances for a neg result. Does anyone know if... Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »