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Will Syphillis Cause False Negative Hiv Test

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false pos syphillis then pos

Hi. I had a baby June 9. Throughout my pregnancy was tested for hiv n other stds. All negative. I did have that bacteria you have to be put on penicillin for during childbirth, but that was it. So now 8 months later I went for a pap n std screening...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

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Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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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 results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been... Read more »

HIV or Syphillis??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have a view on this?

Day1 Unprotected V Sex with unkown status female, sex worker.

Day 3 symptoms of Ghonerea

Day 20 visit clinic Ghonnerhea diagnosed and antibiotics given

Day 28 3 days after finishing antibiotics...fevers return, body wide... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Syphillis/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know the testing window (how long one needs to wait for a definitive antibody test) for syphillis? I've read that syphillis infection is commonly associated with HIV so I figure this question is not too off-topic.... I've been so worried... Read more »