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Taking medicine for syphilis. TPHA test report showed positive. Will it be cured?

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do i get a cure from TPHA i under go medication for 3 weeks and that is last yer do i get non reactive result
Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
TPHA is trepenoma pallidium hemagglutination test.
It is done in early cases of syphilis.
Once TPHA is positive, it remains so for life, although there might be no disease and the person is non-infectious but the TPHA remains positive.

The test to know whether a person is cured or not is VDRL.
This becomes negative within a year of treatment.

Therefore, I suggest you to get VDRL done and not to worry as syphilis is completely curable.

Feel free to ask any further query.
Wishing you good health.
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Follow-up: Taking medicine for syphilis. TPHA test report showed positive. Will it be cured? 9 minutes later
my VDRL is non reactive but TPHA is reactive
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 8 minutes later
That means you are cured.
There is nothing to worry.
TPHA will remain positive lifetime.
This just means that you had an infection in past but you are totally cured now.
You will not have any further problem or you cannot infect anyone else.

Hope you are relieved now.
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