AIDS: It is possible for AIDS to go undiagnosed, as it wrecks the immune system so that you get infected easily. After infection, the first symtoms (I believe) is a very bad dose of a flu-like illness, so if this develops into fatal pneumonia the sufferer could die before anybody wonders if it could be something else. However, although this probably happened a lot in the past, such misdiagnosis is much less likely nowadaysMarion said:The NHS keeps a lot of stuff quiet , for example a lot more people die of AIDS and BSE than the official numbers would suggest .
This sounds extremely unlikely - like a typical FOAF or UL.Marion said:When my sister was nursing in the BRI in Bristol a white couple had a black baby after the mother had artificial insemination . It was put down in the 'mistakes' book as a drug error ! They had been trying to keep the fertility treatment a secret too.
So what infection protocols did the nursing staff use with these "They've got Aids, but let's pretend they've got cancer" patients then? And given that treatment for cancer is drastically different than treatment for AIDs, how did they explain the treatment regime to clued-up relatives who were wondering why the patient wasn't being given that treatment that makes your hair fall out? And what was the reaction of the hospital's ethics commitee to this flagrant medical deceit? And exactly how were the CJD cases confirmed, given the difficulty in diagnosis?Marion said:I'm pretty sure she saw the book with the notes in it , might be wrong . The doctors were supposed to have used sperm from a black donor by accident and the baby was mixed race , could be a UL they always seem true when you hear them first !
As for the AIDS/CJD thing , I was watching the news with her about CJD cases in our area and the newsreader stated only one case had been confirmed yet my sister knew of at least three other confirmed cases in her hospital alone , she also said it was not uncommon for people with AIDS who die to have the cause of death as cancer , pnumonia etc with no mention of AIDS , this affecting official figures .