MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF DURING THE IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATION: PART 2

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Last time we had looked at tuberculosis as one of the medical conditions that should be taken care of by applicants during the course of taking on the Immigration Medical Examination. Here is one more physical condition that could affect the exam and is discussed below:

Syphilis:

Physicians diagnose syphilis by prescribing a blood test, and sometimes may carry out a combination of lesions. The disease is easy to detect with an inexpensive blood test as the body produces infection-fighting antibodies soon after the body is infected with the disease. These antibodies stay on in the blood for years after the infection. It is also relatively difficult to tell from the blood test as to how long the patient may have had the infection. Every pregnant woman should carry out this blood test, so that the risk of transmitting the disease to her developing baby is reduced.

WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THE IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAM

If the applicant has had syphilis in the past then a written certificate, signed by a doctor or a public health official should be presented to the USCIS surgeon during the course of the Immigration Medical Examination, to prove that the applicant has been medically treated and sufficiently cured.

If the applicant has ever had a positive VDRL or has been tested positively in another blood test for syphilis and was not being treated a written explanation signed by the doctor should be produced and shown to the USCIS-approved Civil Surgeon