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The baby was born after an uneventful pregnancy, during which his 37-year-old G4P4 HIV-positive mother took antiretroviral medication, smoked six cigarettes per day and received adequate dosing of penicillin for a positive rapid plasma reagin (RPR) result.
Serologic testing was negative for Toxocara canis/cati, Strongyloides stercoralis, Ehrlichia chaffeenis, Rickettsia rickettsiae, Epstein-Barr virus, HIV, and Toxoplasma gondii; a rapid plasma reagin was also negative.
Demographic profile, sexual behaviour pattern and clinical features, Rapid plasma reagin test and HIV antibody test results, Treatment given and followup were analysed from the individual STI/RTI patient wise records used in STI clinic.
We did a rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test and a Treponema pallidum particle agglutination test; we also tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
ELISA for HIV 1 and 2 and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test were done in all cases.
pallidum and reagin antibodies as well as RPR titer (the level of antibody) determination for effective treatment monitoring.
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody, rheumatoid factor, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide, anticardiolipin immunoglobulin M/G, and venereal disease research-rapid plasma reagin tests were negative while complement levels were normal.
2,3) Traditionally, the immunologic syphilis screening algorithm begins with a nontreponemal immunoassay (eg, rapid plasma reagin [RPR]), and if this result is positive, then the specimen is reflexed to an immunoassay for Treponema specific (treponemal) antibodies, which can serve as confirmation for the positive screen (Figure, A).
Syphilis by rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and malaria by Biotech ICT method were also detected in all potential donors.
ASI] rapid plasma reagin [RPR] card test for syphilis) testing at the state public health laboratory.
A rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test was negative, but became positive when diluted at 1:8 even to a dilution of greater than 1:2048.