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What Test Is Performed On Blood Serum To Detect Syphilis

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Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nontreponemal serologic tests for syphilis are accurate in most patients with syphilis and HIV coinfection.(47) Clinicians should obtain serum samples from any patient in whom the diagnosis of syphilis is suspected. Clinicians should also screen... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load... Read more »

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... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...particular test will depend on the prevalence of HIV in the population, the biological fluid examined (i.e., whole blood, plasma, serum, oral fluid, urine, etc.), and the conditions under which the test is performed. Over the years, advances in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid test is positive. The WB can be positive, negative, or indeterminate . Indeterminate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...An anal Pap smear and physical examination are the best ways to detect anal dysplasia. It is important to ask your doctor to perform these tests on a regular basis. Several treatments are available for HPV, but they generally do not cure the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...symptoms of acute HIV syndrome and a history that is compatible with HIV infection. If viral RNA quantitation is not available, a serum or plasma p24 antigen test may be used to detect viral infection before the appearance of HIV antibodies. If... 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 »