How long after treatment do you become non-contagious?
I tested positive for syphilis with a 1:8 titer last week and received my first bicillin shot. Since I haven't been symptomatic to my knowledge and none of my partners were found in the reporting registry, I have been told I need a total of 3 consecutive weekly shots.
My questions are:
1) How long after treatment am I no longer contagious?
2) How long after a complete series of shots can I expect to see a 1:8 titer decrease to NR status?
3) Since I don't know when it was contracted, the only information I have is the titer. Is is possible that I could be in the early latent stage and still only have a 1:8 titer or does that denote an earlier stage, even though I'm asymptomatic?
Thanks very much for any information you can provide!
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