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Tertiary Syphilis

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neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

...are the tppa and fta abs test accurate in detecting this stage of the disease.if so what is the accuracy. same questions with tertiary syphilis or late syphilis, is the fta abs and the tppa accurate in those stages of syphilis, if so, how...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, for the most part, neurosyphilis is detected by doing syphilis tests on spinal fluid. You cannot make a definitive diagnosis from just blood tests. Late latent syphilis without neurosyphilis can be diagnosed with blood tests. The tests are... Read more »

few more qestions: neurosyphilis or tertiary syphilis and testing

I had a follow up question as well. Say if an individual has neurosyphilis. Would the fta-abs and... Read more »

Concerned after syphilis treatment

I was infected with syphilis about a year ago. I had treatment at the time it was discovered, but I... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...and the risk of infecting a sexual partner is low or absent. If you don't get treated for latent syphilis, you may progress to tertiary syphilis, the most serious stage of the disease. Tertiary Syphilis Even without treatment, only a small... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis -- a Dreadful Disease on the Move

...detectable with blood tests. However, despite the lack of symptoms, the disease is still eating away at the body. Late Syphilis (Tertiary Syphilis) In this stage of illness, any organ of the body may become slowly inflamed and affected by T.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

...anus or mouth, patchy hair loss, and possibly fever, fatigue, weight loss, and other generalized symptoms. Finally, untreated tertiary syphilis can occur (historically it used to wait 10-20 years later). It ensues with heart and heart valve... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Syphilis

...patients syphilis can be highly aggressive -- as evidenced by the fact that seropositive patients can progress from primary to tertiary syphilis in just a few years, a progression that occurs over decades in HIV-negative individuals. For this... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

syphilis & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, My VDRL came out +ve with 1:16 titre and TPHA was +ve while HIV came out -ve in week 5. Doctor confirmed it as syphilis and gave me my first penicillin jab and some medication to be taken for two weeks. After the medication, my rash had gone... Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all.... six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... 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 where you might have it... Read more »