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Can Lyme Disease Interfere With Hiv Results

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Lyme Disease vs HIV testing

HiCan you please explain the similarities and differences between lyme disease testing and hiv testing? Is it possible for someone who has been tested positive for the ELISA and western blot tests may not neccessarily be infected with HIV? The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The combination of ELISA and Western blot are very good at detecting HIV. The ELISA is less specific but is sensitive - menaing it has permits false positives so as not to miss people with antibodies to HIV. The Western blot is more specific so... Read more »

Antibiotics, Lyme Disease, and HIV testing

After testing negative at 3 and 6 months, I had a positive ELISA, negative Western Blot at 12... Read more »

Diagnosed with Lyme Disease First, then HIV suspected

Hi Doctor;I entered the ER 2 weeks ago for fever and watery diarrhea -typical stomach flu, which... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines "Growing Interference From Conservatives" in Sexual Health Research

The New York Times on Sunday examined what some sexual health experts believe is a "growing interference from conservatives in and out of government with their work in research, education and disease prevention." According to the Times , such... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine HIV Screening in the Emergency Department Using the New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines: Results From a High-Prevalence Area

CDC's latest guidelines for routine HIV testing, released in 2006, include recommendations that emergency departments (EDs) offer routine opt-out screening to their patients. The authors established a testing program implementing these... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigeria Facing Gaps in HIV/AIDS Awareness, Infrastructure; Could Result in Spread of Disease

Nigeria is facing a "huge gap" in awareness of HIV/AIDS issues that could "turn a serious national problem into a disaster," the Financial Times reports. Although the country currently has a lower HIV prevalence than other countries in... Read more »
Project Inform

Learning How to Treat HIV Disease

Why Take HIV Medications? The relationship between HIV levels and risk of disease progression is complicated and varies from person to person. Although some people can maintain good health for many years without being on treatment, it's likely that... Read more »
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U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention

The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS but many are unaware of the harmful tactics and funding shortfalls.

Throughout the... Read more »


Posted by worried22yo, 4 Replies
Well, despite an overwhelming amount of dr. diagnosed symptoms all within the appropriate time frame for HIV infection and despite similar symptoms of my partner...results: NEGATIVE.
I do not even know what to say or how to feel. I keep waiting for... Read more »

hiv 1 and 2 results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, its me again. Well I took the specialized testing hiv 1 and 2 test for $189.00 it was negative(non-reactive). My neck still feels stiff at times and my tongue still looks strange but now I'm going to leave it in GOD's hand and just pray that... Read more »

Getting HIV result tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am very scared. I have been told that the risk was very low and so low that one of the ASO counsellers would bet everything she has that I would be ok. With the sympthoms I have, I am quite certain that I've already been infected. My life has been... Read more »