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Can Lyme Disease Interfere With Hiv Test

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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 »

HIV "positive," but not - Lyme disease

Good day Dr. Holodniy,I was considered HIV positive for weeks after an initial and then... Read more »
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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

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance

In the current study, researchers sought to describe trends in HIV testing occurrence and frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking treatment at four STD clinics and to define factors associated with HIV testing frequency and... 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 »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
I just have a quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please.

Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get... Read more »

Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies
Hi,

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on cpnhelp.org it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »

So your symptoms point ONLY to HIV.

Posted by crabman, 2 Replies
The news is now telling us that Lyme disease is widely under diagnosed. Symptoms include a flu like illness and a rash. Same symptoms as HIV....

SO if you have tested negative for HIV, then you may very well want to look into this. Read more »