9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Mansa man sues for wrong HIV diagnosis

Headlines Mansa man sues for wrong HIV diagnosis

A Mansa resident has filed a legal suit claiming K600, 000 after being wrongly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court yesterday, Muna Lobombe said on August, 2009 he was subjected to an HIV test by a nurse who diagnosed him positive.

Arising from the test, Lubombe said he was put on anti-retroviral drugs until he later learnt that he was negative from subsequent tests.

Lubombe has sued the Attorney General as the first respondent.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Its like suing yo lecture for giving you wrong syllabus.Has he confirmed that the ARV’s diagnosed on him caused to damage or effect to his body?I suppose they issue ARV’S based on CD count hence he is telling us he was taking the drug without knowing his CD count. If he was negative CD count could have failed & he must be fat (huge bod + ARV’S belly) by this time which will enable him a promotion if he works.

    • @Ubuyo, it sounds you are talking from personal experience.
      Anyway, people from Luapula are the smartest and fighters.. just count from FTJ, BY, Katele, Sakeni, list goes on.. This is a perfect lawsuit. He should conduct a petition, is not the only one.

  2. Its like suing yo lecture for giving you wrong syllabus. Has he confirmed that the ARV’s diagnosed on him caused damage or effect to his body? I suppose they issue ARV’S based on CD count hence he is telling us he was taking the drug without knowing his CD count. If he was negative,his CD count could have failed & he must be fat (huge body + ARV’S belly) by this time enough to enable him a promotion if he works.

    • He had a lot of UTUSWENDE hence the nurse mistook for HIV/AIDS? after five years from now you will positive again, mark my workds!

  3. he is just been petty. doesnt he know that after taking ARVs for a long time one can test negative due to reduced viral load. he is going to loose the case. he was ill advised. instead he will pay costs to the state. a very useless lawyer is misleading him

    • Fellow Zambians,the story of HIV/AIDS is like gospel when it sinks in people’s minds it just does that. We are preaching about this FRAUD,SCAM making people rich for nothing and killing the innocent poor .For more information simply go to internet type “HIV Fraud or Scam” read or go to youtube do the same and listen for yourself.Kristu atile ,,abantu bandi balefwa kumulandu wa bututu,,,

  4. JUST THANK “GOD ALMIGHTY” YOU ARE NEGATIVE?? THAT ALONE IS A MUCH BIGGER GIFT THAN THE KR600, 000. LETS PUT IT OTHER WAY ROUND, IF SHE DIAGNOSED YOU AS NEGATIVE AND YET POSITIVE?? WOULD YOU HAVE GONE TO COURT? THE LAWYER WILL EAT YOUR MONEY FOR FREE. KEEP ON PRAYING AND WITHDRAW YOUR CASE. PA LAST MWALABA NA POSITIVE FOR NOT BEING THANKFUL.

  5. Thats why people should do similar tests in more than one institutions, some of these professionals cant be trust them.

  6. Yes, he must sue. He has ingested drugs into his system that he didn’t need. Plus the emotional trauma he and his family suffered.

    Of course they must establish his HIV status, to establish that he is really negative – who knows? maybe the subsequent negative tests are also boshed.

    • u are so educated and u understand issues thats a way to go that man was subjected to emotional trauma which affected his life…

  7. Awe ladies and gentlemen there is nothing petty here-taking ARVs for even a week for no reason and you want to blame the poor man for being petty!Not sure on the figure in question for compensationbut in all fairness,it was not right he was subjected to this.Chances of treatment failure are also very high for him if he becomes positive.However I symphathise with the health wokers in Zambia because they do too much work under very difficult circumstances.In addition, quality assurance measures are either non-existant or insufficient to ensure right procedures and processes

    • Iwe ka mushota!! i think you are sick! why on earth would you not want to be tasted?? scared of knowing the truth? get tasted and stop spreading the disease ma mabla iwe! atase!

    • Iwe ka mushota!! i think you are sick! why on earth would you not want to be tasted?? scared of knowing the truth? get tasted and stop spreading the disease ma mabla iwe! ataaase!

  8. You Can Test Negative Once You’ve Tested HIV-Positive

    It is possible to get a negative test result after testing positive. But this does not mean that the person is HIV negative. Whilst a test might not have detected the virus, it is unquestionably still in the person’s system.

    Testing negative after testing positive can be the result of a number of factors.
    First, it is important to understand that most HIV tests do not actually test for the virus itself but instead detect antibodies – the “soldiers” a human immune system produces to fight the virus.
    A negative result may also be the result of ART (anti-retroviral treatment) which reduces the amount of HIV in the body.

    • Country men and women this is all a FRAUD,SCAM…human body has many viruses of which if a test kit specifically to test rino virus was established for sure many shall be positive .Now these viruses are not a problem in our bodies but some clever chaps are busy earning a leaving out of the poor ignorant people.Tekanyeni research go to the internet and type “HIV FRAUD OR SCAM” and read or to youtube and listen how clever a certain group of people is making cash…Watch it ,,immediately of is commenced on treatment start feeling ill and they say no the drug is working no friends the toxins are destroying the poor man.They say one’s CD4 count is increasing yes for there is a war within the body .Drugs are a toxin,Iam looking forward to coming and conduct seminars and challenge anyone.

  9. Vincent Racaniello, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City, told Medscape Medical News that after being treated for a number of years, a person could test negative. “That would be a problem because they’re not really negative, and they could donate blood or do other at-risk activities that could transmit infections.”

    If antibody levels are so low that they could be missed even by one laboratory test, a number of of different laboratory tests could be preformed to increase the possibility of detecting true antibody positivity.

  10. Country men and women we are in trouble.Kitwe central hospital rationing ARV they are now giving us only for 2 weeks i was there today to collect for 2 months

    • welcome to human science. The guy will loose the case with cost. Medicine is so complex before you sue seek the second opinion.

  11. So, in other words, from what medical people are saying, it sounds like this man is going to sue AGAIN when he later discovers he has reverted back to positive status now that he has stopped taking ARVs. Life can be like a roller coaster.

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Fashion Finally Ends Rangers Season With Silverware

Fashion Sakala and Glasgow Rangers made up for some heartbreak this season by finally winning some silverware to end...

More Articles In This Category