Hello welcome to health care magic Thanks for your query. VDRL is a test to determine whether you have active syphilis infection.. There may be about 1-2% of false positives in the VDRL report..This may be seen in tuberculosis,,or any bacterial infections...it is not 100% sensitive..
Go for FTA-ABs or TPHA..it will be more sensitive than the above said VDRL.. If it also comes positive then it may transmitted to you from your wife.. Consult general physician for more suggestions Thank you Dr.siddartha
Hello Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have carried out VDRL test which is reported to be positive. Since you do not have sex with anyone except your wife you need not worry at all. Many a times VDRL tets are reported to be false positive and so TPHA test is carried out to confirm the same. TPHA test is highly sensitive and qualitative.test for syphilis. Please rest assured it is going to be negative in your case. Dr.Patil.
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