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A 26-year-old male asked:

Sorry to ask again. is negative syphilis home rapid test using colloidal gold method conclusive after 6 wks.exposure was a handjob only 6 & 1/2 weeks ago.last week had raised pimple like bump on head of penis, seemed to pop and form flat open blister?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Get checked again I would think and ask hand jobber to wear gloves. Or use condom
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If I suspect I have syphilis due to a 1mm tiny skin bump on the head of my penis that appeared 2 weeks after I received a handjob from a massage parlour can I take a rapid test, and will it show if I have syphilis?
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Thanks for the thanks -- but you had nothing to apologize for!
Apr 4, 2023
A 25-year-old male asked:
Got a handjob at massage parlour. 2 weeks later I have what seems like a tiny skin bump on the head of my penis about 1 mm in size. No pain/discharge. Could I have caught an std like syphilis from the handjob? I Didnt check her hands prior for bumps?
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Is a negative syphilis total-serum blood test done at a lab after 6&1/2 weeks as well as a negative rapid test using gold colloidal method done at home after 6&1/2 was conclusive? Exposure was a handjob only from sex worker. Nothing else?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Zero risk exposure, testing wasn't necessary. But yes, the results are conclusive at the times you state.
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