Hi, These 2 tests are routinely done in pregnancy
to ensure there is no infection in the mother that may be passed down to the baby. That your HIV test
is negative means that you do not have infection with the HIV ( Human Immunodeficiency
is an old test that is done for syphilis
. This test is however not accurate and tends to give false results either way. It often comes positive in many conditions not related to syphilis, or in fact any infection at all. In medical jargon, it is called false positive.
I suggest that you take the test once again, preferably from another good lab. If it comes positive again, consult your doctor to find out if there is any underlying cause that needs to be addressed. Take care. GC