Was this man “cured” of HIV? “A hospital in London is to carry out tests on a British man reported to become the first person to be cured of HIV.”

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  • Anonymous

    This is just a story about a guy trying to get some Cha-ching for what was probably a lab error, he likely never had HIV in the 1st place. Did they check a viral load? Did they check his CD4/CD8 ratio? Here’s the bottom line:

    “Mr Stimpson sought compensation for what he thought was an initial error but was told that there was no case to answer because there was no fault with the testing procedure.”

  • Anonymous

    Stimpy . . I mean Mr. Stimpson is asking a London court for a change of venue to . . Houston Texas. When asked about such an outrageous request to pursue legal action in a completely different country he responded, “I have the right to justice and no one here takes me seriously.”

    - Inside source.

  • Anonymous

    If he gets to Houston maybe he can get Mark “Voixx-man” Lanier to perform his miracles on a gullible jury. Sounds like he’d be better off just getting a job.

  • DrPak

    Can’t we be positive here? Maybe its true. From the initial reports, it seems the tests were properly done.

    Wouldn’t you want to sue if you were ‘wrongly’ diagnosed as have HIV for 14 months? His lawsuit makes him more legitimate in my book. He’s didn’t make the claim to be cures, his doctors did. He initially believed that the doctors made a mistake the first time around. Don’t let your lawsuit-phobia prevent you from seeing the possible bigger picture here.

    Anyhow, all talk of a lawsuit has been dropped now that it’s emerged that the initial tests really do seem to have been valid.

  • Monica

    Is there such a thing as a false positive on an HIV test? Are there stats for percentages of tests that need to be repeated, etc?

  • Anonymous

    There are false positives and indeterminate Elisa antibody tests, but usually the Western Blot confirms the diagnosis either way. Thats’ more an American thing to get compensated when no real physical damage was done, I don’t think you can cha-ching for that in other countries.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. It’s an “American thing”. Thank God I don’t practice in the land of “sue the doctor” mate.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because you live in the land of “universal health care” and when a doctor screws up and harms a patient, the patient isn’t left uninsurable for the rest of their life and facing mountains of medical bills.

    Nor are you compensated as well as American doctors, who on average make 7x what the average American makes.

    Every society has tradeoffs.

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    Oh, so that’s how poorly you get payed, CJD. Maybe it’s because you spend so much time on the internet.

  • Anonymous

    Irony is a concept that’s lost on you, isn’t it Anonymouse?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks mate I make a comfortable living. I also don’t live in a society where parasites like you take half the money and then publically masterbate about how much of a “public service” you do.
    Cheers.

  • Anonymous

    “Thanks mate I make a comfortable living. I also don’t live in a society where parasites like you take half the money and then publically masterbate about how much of a “public service” you do.
    Cheers.”

    Based on the rampant misspellings, I think you’re one of the US anonymice in disguise. Which is so sad it’s unbelievable.

    Mate.

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    Sorry barrister it’s late here and I am at work.
    “masturbate” “publicly”
    I frankly don’t care what you think. Now go sink your medical system.

  • Anonymous

    It’s 3 p.m. in Sydney. That’s late?

    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

    Oh my, how low have you gone when you’re an anonymouse trying to pose as another anonymouse from a foreign country? That is hilarious!

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    Who says I am an aussie. Might want to think about the other side of the atlantic you sleuth you.

  • Anonymous

    CJD, it doesn’t matter if he’s from Australia, Great Britain, or Toledo. You still suck balls for what you extort from the health care system.

  • Anonymous

    “Suck balls”?? This is what you are reduced to? Seriously, I don’t even think you guys are physicians anymore. Judging by your grasp of English, both American and the King’s, I can’t even believe you guys have undergrad degrees.

    Or are you just so devoid of factual support for your opinions that sputtering childish insults is all you’re reduced to?

    How sad. Seriously, can’t you guys discuss an issue without it devolving into “suck balls”?

    CJD

  • Chris Rangel

    Flag on the play!

    Personal foul on CJD!

    Ad Hominem attacks on the poster’s spelling ability, level of education, poor choice of the phrase “suck balls”, and assuming that the poster is an Aussie, have no bearing on the validity or lack thereof of their position/argument.

    That’s a 15-yard penalty and loss of down. Fourth down!

  • Anonymous

    I was robbed!!! The guy who retaliates always gets caught, though!!

    Dammnit! You’re right though, this thread has been trashed with the usual nonsense and this is actually a pretty unusual story. I accept my fault in the digression.

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    God, I love it when I come here and read this shit slinging going on between Drs. But hey, the rest of the world slings alot of it, why should you be expected to have any better behavior than anyone else?

  • Anonymous

    Ahh back to work. Tell me barrister, what time is it in London?