HIV Misdiagnosis Case of Bobby Russell.
Can Hiv Be Misdiagnosed - The Body
In conclusion, T. b. gambiense infection decreases the specificity of antibody detection tests for HIV diagnosis. Even a gold standard seroconfirmation strategy does not provide a solution for determining the real HIV status, and limited data on the performance of a Western blot test also show lower specificity caused by indeterminate results. Since the risk for HIV misdiagnosis is considerable, HIV diagnosis should not be established in the setting of an untreated HAT infection by using classical algorithms unless the applied tests have been validated specifically for noninterference with HAT. Although a risk for false-positive reactions for HAT patients remains, specific combinations of 3 different serially applied HIV RDTs increase specificity and should be applied for the determination of HIV status.
HIV Misdiagnosis Lawsuit - The Inquisitr News
Although appellant presented evidence that supports that he suffered genuine and severe emotional distress during the years he believed he was infected with HIV, he was never within a “zone of physical danger”-as defined by Williams and it progeny-as a result of appellees' HIV misdiagnosis. Because we, as a division, are bound by Williams, we conclude, as did the trial court, that even if appellant were otherwise able to prove his case, he cannot recover as a matter of law. As noted, appellant did not take medication and was not otherwise medically treated for the purported HIV-positive condition. Appellant does not argue-nor do we think our cases would support-that the needle pricks he underwent for blood tests satisfy the zone of physical danger requirement that has been enunciated in our cases.
During the years of her HIV misdiagnosis and the illnesses resulting from an experimental treatment for it (an event she recounts in her memoir, MY MOTHER'S HOUSE, A Memoir), she appeared in TIME MAGAZINE and several other publications as well as on numerous television and radio programs including THE TODAY SHOW, a Dan Rather special, and OPRAH!