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Window Period To Test For Syphillis

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Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV and Iritis

I had unprotected oral sex with a man about eight years ago. I gave and received oral sex. There... Read more »

Risk of Hep C Infection

Hello,I was involved in unsafe active anal sex with double penetration in late June. I am HIV + and... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...other diseases and conditions are currently required to be reported by name in California, including Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis and Chlamydia. This information is collected to allow public health officials to track these diseases. HIV... 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 »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...than these activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a... Read more »
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HIV or Syphillis??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...finished Day 38 night fevers nausea, tingling fingertips reappear other symtons stay away. Day 47 give blood for HIV and Syphillis test Day 57 Both tests come back negative. Onwards to 7 months...remained ill too varying degrees ever... Read more »

window for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms and nothing show up on my body doese anyone know about when these STDs will show up if... Read more »

What are the odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...months. She got tested for all STD's after she learned about herpes. 10 weeks out from our date, she was neg for HIV,Hep and Syphilis. What are the chances she was still in a window period and did not show antibodies? Also I was negative on the... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous
...promote testing when the likelihood of finding a positive result is so small. So even policy and public health concerns can influence who says what about the length window period. The need to be cautious about the length of the window period has... Read more »