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Can Past History Of 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 »

Lymes Disease VS HIV - DONATION PROMISED!

I had a risky incident on September 2, 2010, I am a female who had unprotected sex with a local... Read more »
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Disease and History Must the Past Be Prologue?

Some diseases are endemic -- constantly present in a population, like a low-level fever. Others are epidemic: they come and go over time. Because of this characteristic, they are perceived as events, with observable beginnings and ends. Because... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
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HIV in the Classroom: Making AIDS Activist History a Part of U.S. History

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series Do you think the general U.S. population just "got used to AIDS?" No, of course not. "It wasn't a passive process, and they weren't nice about it," recalls filmmaker Jim Hubbard; "This country had to be... Read more »
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A Brief History of HIV

For those of us lucky enough to be around to remember how it all began, this will be a reminder. For the younger crowd and those for whom dealing with HIV is a relatively new experience, I hope this brief history of HIV will be informative and... Read more »
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Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
I am trying desperately to find some closure to an ongoing concern Ive had about possibly acquiring HIV. I would appreciate your advice.

In early March 2006, I had an unprotected sexual encounter with a woman whom I met in a bar. We engaged in both... Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott
Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

results

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 »

Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »