It is possible...I live in California so I don't know too much about New Jersey law. However, syphillis can be mandatory because of the harm to the baby.
Yes, I guess they did test me for that. Since, it was stated in the pamplet. They sent me some letters on tests that came out good. Its weird I didn't see a letter stating anything about negative for a syphillis test.
Its weird you can test positive for syphillis right away, while HIV you have to wait on.
Well, syphillis is a bacterial infection, while HIV is a viral infection. It can take up to 3 months for your body to produce enough antibodies for HIV to be detected in the blood. However, bacterial infections are usually much easier to detect. Syphilis tests are usually recommended anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks after possible exposure.