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Minocycline and treatment of syphillis(syphilis)
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Minocycline and treatment of syphillis(syphilis)

All, I recently had a standard STD screen and my RDR test showed positive and came back at 1:8 for the quant. test.  I have a scalp condition I've had for years that my dermatologist treats with 200mg daily of minocycline.  I'm wondering 2 things:

1) Could the same scalp condition cause the RDR test to show a false-positive?  Especially a 1:8 reading?
2) If it IS truly positive, is Minocycline 200mg daily (which I've taken for 2+ yrs) sufficient to treat for syphillis (syphilis)?

Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated.

-FB
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did they do confirmatory syphilis testing on you yet?

no, this isn't adequate treatment for syphilis.

grace
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I just had a TP-PA confirmatory test today but the results aren't back yet.  I assume that is the best next step?
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yep . it that is also positive they'll begin treatment on you.

best of luck!
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Thanks.  I'm freaking out.  I've had unprotected oral sex 1 time only 8 days ago so I'd assume that wouldn't even show positive yet.  Before that only mutual masturbation 3-4 times.  I thought my chances were exceedingly low but was just testing to be safe.  All the sudden my RPR is positive!  I'm freaking...

I'm just praying it is a "false positive" because of my scalp condition (dermatitis).

The waiting for the TP-PA test results is killing me...
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101028_tn?1348750963
you are incredibly unlikely to contract syphilis from oral sex.
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BTW, It was a false positive.  WHEW. :)
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