A member asked:

Hi tested negative for syphilis 52 days after risk with wr+rpr. and negative with veda lab rapid test 9 and 12 weeks after risk. are rapid test after 12 weeks conclusive?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Yes. However, syphilis HIV is only one of the STDs. A condom may not protect against HPV, Herpes, LGV, pubic lice etc. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. Visit this site for information: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm Wish you good health!

Answered 2/27/2023


Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Yes, your results are conclusive. In addition, it is unlikely your partner had infectious (transmissible) syphilis. Weakly reactive (WR) RPR usually means distant past syphilis that is no longer transmissible. Or maybe not syphilis at all. (Was your partner's positive RPR confirmed by additional testing?)

Answered 3/1/2023



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