syphilis diagnosis/treatment

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  • Don't be nervous honey.
  • Mom I'm really nervous about going but thankful you are so understanding.
  • After examining your sore (chancre) I believe you have primary syphilis
  • Noooo!!! I only had sex with him once 
  • Nontrepenomal tests are simple and inexpensive but often result in false positives  
  • We will get a nontreponemal test and a treponemal test. Both types of blood tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis of syphilis.
  •  I will prescribe you Benzathine penicillin which will be injected in the muscle  in a single dose
  • What do we do now?
  • Your results came back positive for primary syphilis.
  • So this STD is curable?
  • Yes it is curable but you got lucky. Once it progresses into the late stages, treatment can't repair or reverse damage that's already occurred.
  • Honey I'm not mad at you but this cant ever happen again.  So here's how we could have prevented this....
  • To be continued...
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