False positive Syphilis tests can be confirmed by performing another test (called FTA) to confirm the diagnosis of the first test. Annually getting yourself tested is the first step to take in order to lead a healthy sexual lifestyle, whether you're at high or low risk, it is the right thing to do.

A false positive Syphilis test can occur due to there being similar antibodies as the type which defend against Syphilis. Those kinds of infections can be chickenpox, Lyme disease, or an autoimmune disease. There are however cases in which someone scores a false positive test for no identifiable reason.

If you test repeatedly with a false positive Syphilis test, then it is best to just do the FTA test, without the RPR screening beforehand.

Get tested for Syphilis

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. Later stages of the illness could require more aggressive treatment, possibly in a hospital. Act immediately and get tested today!

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Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD
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