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RPR NonReactive, TPPA reactive, T.pallidum(IgG/IgM) EIA reactive)

I had a syphilis in the past (17 years ago!!!). Recently I had tested for a syphilis and the results surprised me:
T.pallidum(IgG/IgM) EIA reactive
Syphilis RPR NonReactive
Syphilis TPPA reactive

I searched the internet and found following about TPPA:
"Once positive, it remains so and cannot be used to judge effects of treatment."
"Like other treponemal serological tests, the TP-PA is reactive for life, and therefore is not suitable for monitoring treatment."
"Syphilis TP-PA antibodies may persist for many years and sometimes for life in treated, cured patients"

How it is possible that in some resources it is stated that TP-PA is reactive for life and in another that TP-PA is reactive sometimes for life. So is it ALWAYS reactive for life or SOMETIMES.

These test that I did is very important to me. I am doing an immigration and these results went to the government people.

Should I expect a request for an additional tests?
If there are any additional test at all?
If Syphilis RPR NonReactive does it prove that I don't have syphilis anymore?

You answer will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.
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Basically your test shows you had syphilis in the past, but don't currently have an infection.  Hopefully this won't interfere with your immigration process.

I don't know about the request for another test.  I'm not sure why they would since the RPR was Non Reactive.
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Thank you very much for an answer!
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Hi, I'm in the exact same situation as you, did u get ur immigration papers?

My first test results are

Syphilis RPR NonReactive
T.pallidum (lgG/lgM) CMIA  Reactive
Syphilis TP.PA NonReactive
Syphilis FTA-ABS NonReactive

I have never had syphilis yet this worries me, my wifes tests are all ok.

Just had a second test, awaiting results.

Can anyone help,  

Thanks
MMB
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I don't know about immigration, but that looks like a false positive to me.  Your further testing should confirm that.

Aj
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