How Positive Are You 

Learning to "Live Without HIV"

2014.01.16

Host David Crowe & his

Co-Host Elizabeth Ely

 

 

This isn't your usual, heartwarming living-

with-HIV story. In August 2013, having

found that he was "false positive," Bobby

Russell stopped taking "AIDS" drugs and filed

a lawsuit against several doctors, hospitals, and others over what they had put him through unnecessarily for more than eight years. As fate would have it, one of Bobby's former doctors is now head of a major medical association.

 

Bobby tested, allegedly, positive in September 2004, just over a month after the last of a series of negative tests. He had at the time, serious internal bleeding, so HIV seemed to explain his weakened immune system without looking too far inside. The problem was, although his doctor insisted the "confirmatory" Western Blot test (for all its flaws) was positive, it was actually negative.

For about eight years Bobby had been on AIDS drugs that caused serious side effects. And he only had relationships with HIV-positive people because he didn't want to be responsible for infecting anyone. Continue reading ...

  

Loud Mouse

2013.09.13

  

Guy with the Gay

Diagnosed 10 years

Ago, Doesn't really Have AIDS.​

   

A veteran who was led to believe he was HIV positive for nine years is suing the hospital, health department and doctors, it emerged today. Bobby Russell, 43, from Kentucky, has spent almost a decade of his life on heavy medication, avoided his friends and family, only had intimate relationships with people who were HIV positive and became so depressed he considered suicide.

  

​This is just f****** up situation all around. Maybe the worst I've ever came across. A couple botched tests, mixed results in the wrong manila folders and BAM. This guy ends up ba*** deep in AIDS B***HOLES for the better part of a decade. Probably browsing Positive Singles in the HIV section. Can't even imagine to begin to come up with a settlement that would satisfy me if I'm in Bobby's shoes. And that's just assuming that he DIDN't actually end up contracting AIDS during those 10 years. Continue reading ...

  

   


Nigeria

Eagle Eye Report

2013.10.04

    

Bobby Russell, U.S, Veteran, Files lawsuit claiming HIV Misdiagnosis. Continue Reading ...

Australia News.au.com

2013.10.04

 

Brekkie Wrap: BOBBY RUSSELL sues after wrong HIV Diagnosis, US President Barack Obama gets support of Syria strike.

 

"Emotionally, mentally, it destroyed me. It just destroyed me," he said. "In 2009, when things got really bad for me, suicide was a strong option for me." Continue reading ...​​

Herald Sun

NEWS CORP

AUSTRALIA NETWORK

2013.10.03

  

VETERAN BOBBY RUSSELL'S NINE YEAR 

HELL AfTER FALSE HIV TEST

  


A VETERAN who lived the last nine years believing he was HIV Positive is suing the hospital, and doctors that allegedly misdiagnosed him. Bobby Russell, 43, from Lexington, Kentucky, said living with the belief he had contracted the virus was "just the most difficult thing I've had to deal with my entire life". Continue Reading

United Kingdom

2013.10.23

 

  

Veteran who was wrongly treated as HIV Positive for 9 years sues hospital after being emotionally and mentally destroyed ... continue reading

 

MSNBC

WORLD NEWS

2013/08/27

  

Lexington Man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Blue Grass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease... continue reading

   

World News

Ethiopia

2014.02.09

Mamos Berhanu

 

 

 

Veteran Bobby Russell wrongly

diagnosed as HIV positive 9 years

ago suing hospital

 

  

   

He is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, The Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for the sexually transmitted disease. According to the lawsuit, the tests to confirm he had the disease were never completed by anyone and all the routine tests carried out since his initial diagnosis in 2004 showed either negative or indeterminable results - which he was unaware of until he requested his medical records last year. Continue reading ... 

Progressive Radio Network

​Calgary, Alberta Canada

David Crowe

2014.09.16

 

 

The Infectious Myth- Bobby Russell's

False Positive HIV Diagnosis - 10 Years

of Hell

 

 

In Episode 29 David Crowe talks with Bobby Russell, falsely diagnosed with HIV infection in 2004. It was not until 2013 that Bobby discovered what he had been searching for, that his hospital (University of Kentucky Medical Center) had performed a Western Blot confirmatory test back then - and it had come back negative. He had been on toxic AIDS drugs for almost a decade now, suffering major side effects, believing that he would die without the drugs. But now he knew for sure that they had just been destroying his life and his health. With this result in his hands he launched a lawsuit but recently it was dismissed by the judge. Continue reading ...


Africa

thenewage.co.za

2013.09.03

  

A Lexington man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Kentucky Medical Center after he was led to believe he had HIV.  Bobby Russell, 43, was misdiagnosed with HIV back in 2004 and for almost eight years; he received treatment for the virus.​

It was not until 2012 that a new test revealed he never had the virus. "I feel like I was sentenced to a crime I wasn't guilty of. I have intentionally put distance between my family and my friends because I thought I was dying." the Inquisitr quoted Russell as saying. "I didn't want my nieces and nephews [to] see me deteriorating. I thought I was dying. ...Emotionally, mentally, it destroyed me. It just destroyed me. In 2009, when things got really bad for me, suicide was a strong option for me," continue reading ...

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Liberaland

2013.09.03

Alan

 

 

Bobby Russell of Lexington, KY found out after 8 years he never had the virus that causes AIDS. Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the UK-affiliated Bluegrass Care Clinic, and the Fayette County Health Department for medical malpractice.

 

Russell, 43, claims the defendants were negligent in misdiagnosing him and negligent in failing to order the appropriate tests for HIV. Continue reading ...

ASIA

Nepal National

2013.09.02

  

Lexington Mans lawsuit says doctors Misdiagnosed, treated him for HIV 

  

Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. Now the 43-year-old Lexington Man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the UK-affiliated Bluegrass Care Clinic, and the Fayette County Health Department for medical malpractice. Russell, 43, claims the defendants were negligent in misdiagnosing him and negligent in failing to order the appropriate tests for HIV. "I feel like I was sentenced to a crime I wasn't guilty of, Russell said in an ... continue reading ...