HIV Misdiagnosis Lawsuit Might Lead to Future Cases in DC

The risk of HIV misdiagnosis using the rapid tests rises substantially when they are used once, without the benefit of a confirmatory test. This practice is thought to be rampant, especially at VCT sites outside medical facilities, which are usually manned by non-medical staff.

HIV Misdiagnosis Case of Bobby Russell.

Hedgepeth v. Whitman Walker ClinicCourt: D.C. Court of Appeals (en banc)Subject: HIV misdiagnosis

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.

Last Word – HIV Misdiagnosis
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!
HIV Misdiagnosis Lawsuit Over Emotional Injury Allowed to Proceed in D.C

HIV misdiagnosis results in malpractice suit.

Patients were enrolled from March 2012 through July 2012. Patients presenting at the hospitals were requested to participate in the study. After their consent, a questionnaire was administered to each participant by the nurse who had been specifically trained for this task. A pair sample of stool and blood were collected from each of the participants and used for intestinal parasites and HIV testing respectively. Since there is a likelihood of HIV misdiagnosis, HIV testing was performed for all our study participants to confirm their positivity.

Case report: HIV test misdiagnosis on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

Case Report: HIV test misdiagnosis - African Journals OnLine

The lawsuit said she discussed the problems — including unqualified technicians and cover up of HIV misdiagnoses — with everyone from the hospital's director to state officials but nothing has been done.

HIV Depression Misdiagnosis - Personal Injury News

PROTECTING THE PHYSICIAN IN HIV MISDIAGNOSIS CASES - JSTOR

New York Law Journal, “Award over Failure to File Suit Upheld,” September 1, 2000. (Article discusses first decision by appeals court to rule that a negligent HIV misdiagnosis is a basis to file suit for emotional distress and that a lawyer can be sued for lies on his resumé.)