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A 25-year-old male asked:

Dear doctors, i took rpr+tpla syphilis test and hiv 4th generation tests after 48 days of exposure. is it reliable test result?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Yes. But suggest avoid exposure by using prophylaxis and precaution next time
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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?
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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.
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