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Can Hiv Be Misdiagnosed

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Patient Misdiagnosed as HIV-Positive Sues Maryland General Hospital Alleging Negligence

A Maryland woman on Wednesday filed suit in Baltimore Circuit Court against Maryland General Hospital , claiming that the hospital was negligent in misdiagnosing her as HIV-positive, the Baltimore Sun reports. The lawsuit, which seeks $2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Woman Misdiagnosed With HIV Gets $2.5 Million

On Wednesday, a Worcester Superior Court jury awarded $2.5 million in damages to a woman who was prescribed AIDS drugs for nine years before learning she never had HIV. Audrey Serrano's suit against a doctor who treated her said the medications she... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Are We Thinking About HIV and Older Adults?

Much of the information for this article was taken from the Educational Tip Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Older Adults , compiled for the National Association on HIV Over Fifty by Jane P. Fowler, and from an article by Cindra Feuer. Thanks to Jane Fowler for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Fear She was misdiagnosed

My friend originates from a Malaria invested country. She was diagnozed HIV while pregant. Her HIV strand was never established even after numerous tests. Her Obstetrician put her on meds just to be on the safe side. She has been asymptomatic ever...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what tests were used to determine HIV status. By HIV strand, I assume you mean HIV viral load test was undetectable. What are the results of the HIV screening antibody and western blot tests?... Read more »

Misdiagnosed with thrush

I have been worried that I might have thrush / hiv for about 2 years. After a relatively high risk exposure, I became convinced I had hiv and started to manifest many of the symptoms. I got a thick white coating on my tongue with red patches. My...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The reason I am posting this question is that there still exists a tremendous amount of confusion regarding candidiasis (thrush), coated tongue and geographic tongue. Once again, I want to stress that if you feel you have thrush, based on tongue... Read more »

Positive or misdiagnosed ??

Dear Mark,In September 2002 I got diagnosed positive after donating blood. To confirm, I carried out two HIV test. The first one for HIV I & II was performed by MEIA Technology on IMX system and came out positive. In another hospital they...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate whether a confirmatory western blot test was ever performed. It appears you had two different screening tests, but no western blot. If that test was performed already and was positive than you are HIV infected with an... Read more »


Hi,I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I was shocked, and trying to find out where I went wrong. I felt just fine before my results came back. They preformed a viral load test. The results came back, and the doc said my levels were exstremly high. He...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate which HIV tests were used for diagnosis and what the meaning of "extremely high" viral load is. That said, given what was explained to you, it sounds like a diagnosis of HIV infection was made. It also does not... Read more »
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Believed I was misdiagnosed, nowhere to turn!!!

Posted by Anonymous
I believe I was misdiagnosed regarding my HIV status. I need to know where to turn? I have tested twice, one with HIV-1 elisa getting negative results and the other by Oraquick, also negative a year and a half after I thought I was exposed. Here... Read more »

I was misdiagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was misdiagnosed as having hiv but I do not have HIV.

I wanted to post here because I don't fall into the "Am I Infected" group or "I Just Tested Positive" group.

I am in the group of people who got screwed over by a doctor that was/is an... Read more »

She Wasnt Infected (interesting)

Posted by Anonymous

Mass. Woman Sues Over HIV Misdiagnosis

By KEN MAGUIRE, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON - A Fitchburg woman who received nine years of HIV
(news - web sites) treatments after she was misdiagnosed with the
virus is suing the doctors and clinics who treated... Read more »

Looking for Good HIV Specialist in North LA

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
It is open season on health benefits at work and I am considering switching from PacifiCare HMO to a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Fee for Service Plan. Primarily, I want to do this so I can get some control over my healthcare, and choose my providers. ... Read more »