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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, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

Pls Help - Syphilis testing question:

Hi Dr. Bob,About 14 months ago I had unprotected exposure and have been distraught ever since. I was so fearful of HIV i had tests done out to 10 months and have finally gotten over my fears it... Many thanks to you as a big part of getting me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Conclusive.2.As you read, it's "common!" Exactly how common is irrelevant. Common is common!3.Syphilis, if you have an open lesion, can be highly contagious. What are the odds you and your wife have it? Nonexistent. Your nine-week Read more »

Is there a window period for Gonorhea & Syphilis

Like HIV, Is there a window period for these STD's.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. If you have one of these STDs, the appropriate test should be positive right away. Read more »
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Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

...involvement of syphilis has also been seen to occur on occasion. These days all bets are off; the orderly staging has gone out the window and individuals often skip over the first or second stage, and have even presented with brain or eye... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee County Sees Rise in Cases of STDs

...young people to know because they don't have any money." At the county Health Department, "You can go to the front [reception] windows and ask for a 'brown bag,' and they will give you a bag that has about 15 condoms in it at no charge," Thomas... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...negative in primary HIV infections, as it can take on average three to four weeks before HIV antibodies become detectable (the window phase), as shown again in this case," the authors wrote. "It is therefore generally advisable to repeat... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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Dont know if you remember me

Posted by Anonymous
...both arms and legs. I realise this could be based on Syphilis, but I am confused as from reading on this site about testingwindows of 3 and 6 months, and what the Dr. stated about testing within 6 weeks. Any insight, would greatly help, and curb... Read more »

std test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had protected sex and 3 days later i had std test done they said everything was negative and they told me that i Should wait a month to make it conclusive and I also heard that you should wait 3 months which one is right . ? the only ones that... Read more »

3 negative test but...............

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ten years after any exposure.I have also had 3 normal complete blood counts done in the past 3 years and and have also been tested for hepatitis b,syphilis,gonnerhea&chlymidia.However I am still worried because a guy I was with 10 years ago is... Read more »

Latest from CDC re. Window

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...somewhere between 90 to 99.9% accurate. He also added that it would be "highly unlikely" that someone would seroconvert after testing negative on a 3 month antibody test. It seems to me that slowly but surely the CDC is moving towards the 3... Read more »
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