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Lyme disease and HIV? very worried and scared.

is there anyway Lyme Disease and HIV can be confused by a blood test? If I do have HIV and don't 100% know yet and got a positive test for Lyme Disease can this result in a fald positive for the Lyme and a positive for the HIV test? I have had recent possible exposure and possible exposure before that...had swollen glands, tonsillitious, achyness and stiff neck. No rash no fever no loss of appitite. could this be ARS instead of Lyme? I am also asking this because they are tested with the same tests as well...ELISHA and Western Blot test. please answer. going very crazy. no peace of mind and no sleep
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I went back to the doctor she showed me the ELISHA test and western blot that were both positive for Lyme Disease. If I did end up having HIV could this prove a false postive for Lyme disease at all? please help me im sooo scared.
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I was just wondering if HIV could be the cause of that test testing positive instead of Lyme disease, could it infact be HIV instead? cause I did not get tested for HIV with that test just yet.... since I have had symptoms of HIV and have had unprotected sex a few times... is this possible or nothing would mess the test for Lyme disease up? considering they are the same tests used for HIV?
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I saw online that this can happen....is this true? omg im flipping out.
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I read a few times on the internet that HIV can interfere with the tests of Lyme Disease and therefore create false positives...is this true? does anyone know?
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* Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to action by MedHelp. Conclusive negative results or a no-risk situation will be based up the criteria MedHelp’s doctors. Action will be taken as follows:
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most likely you have LYme, not hiv.  I had Lyme and my symptoms are feel somewhat like yours, stiff neck is a most common symptom i have with Lyme disease.  
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Thank you for responding! I am going to get my 6 week test done next week. Wish me luck! my last partner (my now boyfriend tested and hes nagative) I just hope he tested within the 3 month conclusive time span and the other guy I had sex with he wore a condom and insisted it did not break. I hope and pray I am alright!
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