Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
Avatar universal
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
Cancel
9 Answers
9 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
false positive*
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
* 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:
    * After excessive posting, a warning will be issued by MedHelp
    * Continuing to post regarding the negative result / no risk situation will result in a 3 day suspension
    * Continuing to post upon your return will result in a permanent ban.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I saw online that this can happen....is this true? omg im flipping out.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
* 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:
    * After excessive posting, a warning will be issued by MedHelp
    * Continuing to post regarding the negative result / no risk situation will result in a 3 day suspension
    * Continuing to post upon your return will result in a permanent ban.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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.  
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top HIV Answerers
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
RubyWitch
Arlington, WA
366749 tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
1508374 tn?1380812110
Blank
BeStrong_
Athens, Greece
Avatar m tn
Blank
alderick84
Bogotá, Colombia
3191940 tn?1447272317
Blank
CurfewX
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL