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What Are Tests Used To Detect Syphilis

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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 »

false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is... 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 »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease... Read more »
Being Alive

Syphilis -- What's All the Fuss About?

... It has long been known that gay men account for most of the increase in syphilis numbers in Los Angeles. Recent data has shown that it's not just gay men, but HIV+ gay men that are being infected. Over 60% Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis, Report Finds

... An analysis of national surveillance data shows the number of congenital syphilis (CS) cases reported in the United States increased during 2005-2008, with cases in the South accounting for nearly all of the Read more »
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 Read more »
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Syphilis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys, I have a question: If I would have been infected with syphilis about FOUR YEARS ago, would I have noticed by now? I do remember having a small pimple-like thing near my penis. It was a small 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... 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 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 »