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A serology conundrum – HIV infection in acute babesiosis infection could merely be a false positive result

Authors

  • Rand Hindosh St. Luke’s University Health Network-Anderson Campus
  • Emily Ernst Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network-Anderson Campus, USA
  • James Kamau Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network-Anderson Campus, USA
  • Steven Cardio Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network-Anderson Campus, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i1.280

Keywords:

Babesia microti, HIV

Abstract

Babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by Babesia microti. We present a case of false positive HIV in the setting of confirmed babesiosis infection. An understanding that patients with babesiosis can have a false positive HIV test result is important in management decisions.

 

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2022-05-05

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A serology conundrum – HIV infection in acute babesiosis infection could merely be a false positive result. (2022). AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 18(1), 77-78. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i1.280