Treated syphilis last yr
Lst year i was diagnosed with Syphilis. Last month I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. Just to reassure, I did vdrl test...which came Reactive 1:8. To reconfirm I did tpha which gave...observed value as positive (1:2560) and biological reference interval as negative. Does that mean, my partner gets infected too. I am worried for her. Please assist. She has confirmed she does not have any such medical history.
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Hello,syphilis is sexually transmitted disease,but more chance of transmission from female to male and less chance vice versa. Risk of transmission is more in 1 and 2 stage of syphilis. Not in 3 Rd stage of syphilis. False positivity is more common in VDRL so TPHA is more confirmatory. If it's negative you don't have to worry
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