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My son was just with a woman who just tested positive for syphilis. How long should he wait to get tested?
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HIV and AIDS Expert: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 22 days ago
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Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and I am here to help you. Can you tell me please, did he have unprotected sex or did he use a condom?

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HIV and AIDS Expert: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 22 days ago

I understand, thank you for that information. Syphilis can be tested for as early as 1-2 weeks post-exposure, however, the most accurate testing is 3 months out. Anything under 90 days tends to yield significant false positive results. Because of this rather wide time window, many clinicians would test, but preemptively treat with penicillin anyway, regardless of results, so as not to waste any time. Your son can consult with his own physician, be seen in urgent care, or in a walk in type clinic such as Planned Parenthood.

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HIV and AIDS Expert: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 22 days ago

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