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?
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