the Reaginergebnis is considered biologically false-positive. The use of Treponementests on Liquor is controversial

but some experts believe

that an FTA-ABS test is sufficiently sensitive. Neither reagin – still Treponementests be positive before the end of 3-6 weeks after the initial infection. Thus, a negative result is often during the early primary syphilis and excludes only after 6 weeks. Reagintiter sink down for an effective treatment and be negative at a primary syphilis usually within 1 year and at a secondary syphilis within 2 years. But a longer persistence of Reagintitern is possible

in particular in HIV-infected individuals. Treponementests generally remain positive despite effective therapy for decades and can not be used to determine effectiveness so. The choice of tests and interpretation of test results is dependent on several factors


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