U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
TX
A 31-year-old male asked:

Is a negative syphilis rpr test at 6 weeks and 8 weeks post exposure considered a conclusive result?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
More or less. If would be preferable to repeat the test a 6 months after exposure. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr Syphilis question exposure April 1 tested RPR neg at june 2, 54 days but was on z pak a day before then due to antibiotics thought to test again, RPR test again aug 2 120 days its conclusive? Thanks?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Azithromycin on day 53rd should not affect the RPR result one day later so the test on day 54th should be conclusive. Assume you did not have RPR test... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 29-year-old male asked:
I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably: Repeat it at eight weeks. It's not a bad idea for a guy with a social life to get checked for HIV and syphilis yearly. If the syphilis test turns up p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old male asked:
I had a negative RPR for syphilis at 97 days post exposure. Is this conclusive?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, conclusive: The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test is conclusive any time 6 weeks or more after the last possible exposure to syphilis.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Is that possible that syphilis not detected in blood test (VDRL/RPR & TPHA) 4 months after possible exposure, im a bit confuse some doctor here say 3 months are conclusive but another say take another test at 6 months?
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I would check the exact test (there several) you had and then go to CDC.gov for details for the exact test(s) you have had.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Three months is plenty, and there was no need for TPHA if your VDRL or RPR test was negative.
Sep 26, 2022
View all answers
A 30-year-old male asked:
I had rapid syphilis test at week 5, RPR at week 8, rapid syph 13 week, VDRL&TPHA 16week after exposure all negative, but i have rash on hand and feet, also i consume azithromycin 500mg x 2pills at week 3, am i need retest for syphilis at week 24?
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Negative VDRL & TPHA tests at 16 weeks post exposure assure you that you were not infected.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Stop testing. You do not have syphilis and never did.
Sep 16, 2022
View all answers
Last updated Jun 3, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.