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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have tested as below 1. rpr 58 days, 82 days, 105 days. rapid test syphilis at 90 days, 95 days & 105 days . vdrl test 95 days & 105 days all test is negative ? will it turn to positive if i will test at 120 days ? are those test conclusive?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
The results are conclusive. You have been seriously over tested. Stop.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Yes within the confines of miniscule human error
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