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Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Yes: Syphilis blood tests virtually always turn positive within 6 weeks. Your negative result at 8 weeks is conclusive. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Yes: Testing for syphilis can sometimes be a complicated process which requires expert interpretation. Unfortunately there is no test in medicine which is 100% accurate 100% of the time. A false negative syphilis test may occur within the first 2 weeks after the common syphilis ulcer appears. Patients with immune disorder such as HIV and aids may also test falsely negative for syphilis. ...Read more

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Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

Yes: If syphilis of the brain is suspected, we will check the cerebrospinal fluid. And sadly, sometimes syphilis is diagnosed only at autopsy, after it has produced its terrible long-term effects. Thankfully, nowadays this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What other uses has RPR test other than for screneing for syphilis?

None approved: Rpr may be falsely positive in a person with lupus but it not a recommended for that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i get retested for syphilis if my RPR test came back positive?

Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test. ...Read more

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I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

Probably: Repeat it at eight weeks. It's not a bad idea for a guy with a social life to get checked for HIV and syphilis yearly. If the syphilis test turns up positive, there's plenty of time before any damage can be done. ...Read more

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What is risk to syphilis if doxacycline 100 mg 2 times for 14 days taken after sex without any test ?

Syphylis: That is a therapy for syphylis but i dont understand if you are asking if you can develop syphylis after treating it even though you did not have it to begin with. ...Read more