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1390055 tn?1365618655
Syphilis and RPRs
Greetings fellow members.

23 year old homosexual male here. Hypochondriac. I had 2 encounters in April. 1 protected (anal, receiving), 1 unprotected (oral, receiving). Last encounter was on April 28th, 2010.

HIV and Syphilis test (RPR) performed on June 7th, 2010. Came back non-reactive. Scheduled for one final test on July 28th, 2010 (that will be the 91st day, ultimately closing this "Syphilis Window Period")

My CBC performed on May 5th was considered normal, and Metabolic panels performed on June 21st were normal as well (however my "alb" was 0.1 above normal, at 4.9).

My question: Is another RPR really necessary? What would be the likelihood of a false negative of the test on June 5th? Isn't 5 weeks enough? I hate seeing all this crap on the internet saying I need to wait 90 days. Bothers the living crap out of me.

If anyone can give me a rundown of statistics and stuff like that, that would be great, because all I find while searching on google for Syphilis is nothing but hypochondria-attack-inducing!
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6 weeks is really the time frame for syphilis. At 5 weeks and with no symptoms of the canker it is probably pretty conclusive. But what makes it even better is protected anal and oral sex is very low risk.
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1390055 tn?1365618655
Thanks Vance. I actually counted the days and divided them into a calculator, and my time frame was 5.75 weeks. The unprotected encounter was 7 weeks. Just been having weird symptoms present lately, and my friend tells me it's probably psychosomatic, but for me it's like a loop, it goes around and around and the fear keeps multiplying each time.

I will post RPR and HIV results on this thread when I get them on the 30th, for the sake of other hypochondriacs that might run across this post.
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I'm quite surprised how fast Intermountain Healthcare can perform these labs. The HIV and RPR came back non-reactive after the 90-day window period plus one day.
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Good news.
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1390055 tn?1365618655
Sorry to bother you again with a stupid question.

I was sexually active since I was 16 or 17, had unprotected counters within that time, and never had a Syphilis test ran on me until I was 20 or 21. RPRs can detect Syphilis anytime after the 4-6 window period following infection, right? Even after 4 or 5 years? Sorry for such a crazy question or if I sound crazy. My mind went off on a real wild tangent the other night after the negative results came back, and viola, here I am again. I hate hypochondria :(
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1390055 tn?1365618655
Also, all results for the RPR have been non-reactive. I've had an RPR ran on me at least 4 or 5 times since I was 20 or 21.

Is this paranoia, or do I need further testing?
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http://www.medhelp.org/posts/STDs/Late-Syphilis-and-RPRs/show/1307366
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