Penicillin Injection After VDRL And TPHA Tests?
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Hello Ervin, Thank you for the question.
The VDRL and TPHA tests are blood tests for syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria. Apart from sexual contact, this infection can be transmitted through blood (for example, sharing needles with injecting drug users). Syphilis is divided into 4 stages, namely primary syphilis (presence of syphilis on the genitals or mouth), secondary syphilis (common red rash on the palms and feet), latent syphilis (no symptoms at all), and tertiary syphilis (bacteria invading the system. nerves, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints).
If you have already been diagnosed with syphilis, injections of penicillin (benzatine pencillin G) are the recommended treatment. The duration of treatment depends on the stage of syphilis you have. The recommendation for treatment of primary and secondary syphilis sufferers is a single injection of penicillin. Ampicillin is a tablet of the pencillin class. Multiple treatments of tablets and pencillin injections are not recommended. Please discuss it again with the doctor who treats you. Maybe doctors have their own considerations. If you are in doubt, please consult another doctor for a second opinion.
Please avoid intercourse until your complaint heals. In the future, use a barrier (condom) to reduce the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
Hopefully this information is useful.