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if I was in a monogamous relationship and a year

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Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Question: if I was in a monogamous relationship and a year after we had been together I tested for syphilis with a nonreactive test result, can I trust I do not have syphilis? I haven't had sex in close to a year, , not since my monogamous relationship, and got tested again yesterday to be safe so if these results are nonreactive as well, can I trust the results are accurate? Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Non-reactive test results mean no syphilis, yes you can trust the results..

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for asking.

I understand your concern, however, since you had two non-reactive or negative test results, you can say with certainty that you do not have syphilis.

If you have a history of syphilis, and you have a non-reactive (negative) RPR test, you no longer have syphilis.

I hope this answers your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Ornela Ademovi (1 hour later)
I have never had it before. I get health anxiety so they tested me for peace of mind. The test they used was the RPR (NON-TREPONEMAL) REFLEX TO CONFIRMATION. Are those tests pretty accurate?
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No syphilis present

Detailed Answer:
If you have never had syphilis and had twice a negative RPR then you do not have Syphilis.

I hope this answers your question and gives you peace of mind.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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if I was in a monogamous relationship and a year

Brief Answer: Non-reactive test results mean no syphilis, yes you can trust the results.. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for asking. I understand your concern, however, since you had two non-reactive or negative test results, you can say with certainty that you do not have syphilis. If you have a history of syphilis, and you have a non-reactive (negative) RPR test, you no longer have syphilis. I hope this answers your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.