A member asked:

Can i do a at home syphilis test with a test kit after 2 and a half weeks? . i am currently unable to see a doctor. no visible symptoms, but unable to check the anal region. exposure was a hand job from sex worker and only a handjob, no sex or oral?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Such an exposure is zero risk; no need for testing. However, if you ever have a real syphilis risk -- or if you would like reassurance about this event despite the absence of risk -- you need to wait until at least 6 weeks after exposure for a negative test result to be valid.

Answered 3/17/2023



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