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Syphilis Testing

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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
...diagnose, you shouldVisit your health care provider if you have a lesion (sore) in your genital area or a widespread rashGet tested periodically for syphilis if your sexual behaviors put you at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)Get... 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 »

syphilis testing

What factors could cause a false negative on a treponemal syphilis test if you haven't had sexual... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

... Online-mediated syphilis testing is helping diagnose syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report suggests. The annual number of syphilis cases...developed a Web site that offered information about syphilis and motivated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Council Member Recommends Eliminating HIV, Syphilis Test Requirements for Marriage Licenses

...recently recommended eliminating a provision from a marriage bill that would require couples applying for marriage licenses to be tested for HIV/AIDS and syphilis, the Washington Post reports. The Safe Marriage Amendment Act -- proposed in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Mobile Syphilis Testing Starts at 16 Sites Today

... Today through Monday, free syphilis testing will be offered at 16 Memphis locations. The city, which has historically had high rates of the STD, ranked 10th among 63 metro Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Syphilis Outbreak Reported Here; Tests Urged for the Sexually Active

...County are asking physicians and other health care providers who conduct STD screenings to follow CDC guidelines calling for syphilis testing of all pregnant women at least twice during their pregnancy and for anyone who tests positive for... Read more »
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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 »

wtf

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...All patients who have syphilis should be tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test Read more »

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 concerned.. since there are rare cases Read more »