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Window Period To Test For Syphilis

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Is there a window period for Gonorhea & Syphilis

Like HIV, Is there a window period for these STD's.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. If you have one of these STDs, the appropriate test should be positive right away. Read more »

Please help: Window periods for testing of other STDs?

Hi BobThank you for doing the work that you do. It amazes me that you can answer all these... Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia,... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...primary HIV infection, antibody testing alone is insufficient. Combined HIV antigen/antibody assays reduce the diagnostic window period by circa six days compared to single antibody testing alone. The addition of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
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3 negative test but...............

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exposure.I have also had 3 normal complete blood counts done in the past 3 years and and have also been tested for hepatitis b,syphilis,gonnerhea&chlymidia.However I am still worried because a guy I was with 10 years ago is now rumored to have it... Read more »

Testing and Window Periods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work at a public health dept in Texas. They use a Elisa 1 test. The HIV counselor tells all clients that the test will show positive in 4-8 weeks. He also states a warning to all of those who get tested with private doctors and hospitals... Read more »

std test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had protected sex and 3 days later i had std test done they said everything was negative and they told me that i Should wait a month to make it conclusive and I also heard that you should wait 3 months which one is right . ? the only ones that... Read more »

Latest from CDC re. Window

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...literature that we use to assure blood recipients that the blood supply is safe. In there we talk about much shorter window periods." 2) I spoke with a counselor at the 1-800 number. In the past, the CDC would not provide % for the 3 month... Read more »