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A 33-year-old male asked:

Got tested for syphilis 30 and 52 days after possible exposure. test were rpr and wr and was non reactive. 5 weeks after exposure i got a big bump/ulcer on my lip.. that was there for 2 weeks. poc test from veda lab neg. at week 9.do i have syph?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
These results show you do not have syphilis and never have had it.
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A member asked:
If my blood test is reactive for syphilis both on the RPR and fta-abs lab tests should I get another blood test to confirm?
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Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
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No: That is how the diagnosis is made. You should get treated.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
If you have no symptoms and likely have had syphilis more than a year (depending on past symptoms, sexual exposures, etc), you also will need a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to make sure you don't have syphilis in your central nervous system. This is the most dangerous form of syphilis and required more intensive treatment. Good luck!
Feb 2, 2018
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