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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 »

Windows periods for other STDs besides syphilis

Hi Richard,1. Recently you answered a question about the window period for syphilis. Thank you so... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »
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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 cases in Amsterdam increased from 35 to 240 between 1998 and 2004, according to Rik H.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lapses by Leaders Seen in Guatemala Syphilis Tests

A White House bioethics panel on Tuesday condemned 1940s-era studies in which US health and medical school officials approved the deliberate infection of Guatemalan patients with STDs to test the efficacy of penicillin. First revealed last year by a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: Men Urged to Get Tested as Syphilis Rates Rise

With Oregon syphilis rates reaching levels not seen in a decade, health workers in the Portland area are urging some men to get tested for the disease up to four times a year. The rise in syphilis cases is primarily among gay men age 35 and older... Read more »
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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 »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »

Window Period/OCD Hell please help...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is my first post here even though I have been practically living @ TheBody for the last couple of months...

I really need some help/peace of mind and have not been able to get it. I really need some "straight" talk...

On 11/9/01 I (gay male) had... Read more »