I have strong symptoms and I believe I have contracted syphilis 12 years ago.
I did many tests but I am afraid they are not accurate performed after so many years. I did both treponemal and non trepomenal tests: RPR, VRDL, Elisa, Eia Igm, TPHA - 2 times, Anti T.Pallidum Immunoblot Igg, PCR from blood sample. Everything came out Negative.
I am really scared because I have persistant nodular rash, which I thought is acne, completely unaware of the symptoms. Olso I have neurological symptoms: trembling, tingling, pain in fingers, pins and needles in hands and sometimes head and vision problems: increased net of floaters, light sensitivity, blurried distant vision. On top of everything I have something looking like oral hairy leukoplakia on my tongue sides. I tested negative for hiv1,2 with elisa and 4th gen. antibody/antigen. I am really stuck as all my symptoms point at syphilis but I cannot get a proper test to show it and I cannot get treatment. Please advise, how accurate are the test in such a late stage? I read about two possible couses of false-negative results: prozone effect and the fact that there is 4%chance that tests show negative in late stage.
Should I go and ask in the lab to dillute the sample by4 so that prozone will be ruled out?
I am just so convinced this what I have but I cannot get treatment...