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I was told today after donating plasma weeks that I have.

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I was told today after donating plasma for three weeks that I have syphilis. But I've had no sexual contact with anyone in over3 years.how is it possible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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I think your serology came back positive ( RPR titer) butyou do not have any symptoms.

This is possible even without sex for last 3 years.

Serology can remain positive for long time due to the antibodies produced against the syphilis exposure in the past.

This is called latent syphilis --something that may not be transmitted but should still be treated with pencillin weekly shots for 3 weeks.

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