Due to these so called tests, which are so unreliable, not weeks but months even years after being infected, millions are falling through the cracks because the tests are failing them.
Take, for example, the ELISA (in the lyme world, its known as the test that lies.)
With a 30%accuracy rate, lets say that 1,000,000 people are bitten in the next six months. That means 700,000 will NEVER know they have it unless they know Lyme Disease and know that the test is a gamble. Unfortunately, instead of the physician telling the patient the truth about these gamble-type tests, they say "you don't have Lyme Disease." So, you start looking for answers and never in a million years did you think your doctor would use a test on you that is not reliable.
Now, with the Western Blot, again not even close to being reliable, you have a better chance of testing positive, but not much. That test is approx. 65% accurate.
When and if the Infectious Disease Society and the big pharma ever allow a reliable test to hit the market, that is when the truth will come out.
And get ready, that is when the entire medical industry will crumble. Unfortunately, the Infectious Disease Society is making it very clear they never ever want the horrible infections that ticks carry to ever be told to the world. But, guess what? It is. Watch "Under Our Skin". Everytime I watch this, I cannot believe how inhumane our medical industry really is. I am not talking about nurses and doctors who are innocent through this. I am talking about the dark side of all of this. The ones who know that ticks carry horrific infections, far beyond Lyme Disease. How many of us will it take?
Millions are suffering so needlessly. I will continue to tell the world about Lyme Disease. Its the root cause of so many other illnesses. Its scientifically proven but politically squashed.
For those too sick to fight, I will fight for you while I can still stand. I never want anyone with this crap to feel any worse because they can't fight. You have CajunGirl and 1bitten2Xshy and just so many people out there who care! This forum is so great!
Thank you again everyone for helping my friend. I actually met her on facebook due to a number of us on there now!! But if I ever had to say where did I get the most help when I needed it, it was healing well!!! so thank you again!
Hugs to all,
Post Edited (Robin O) : 4/23/2010 11:43:26 AM (GMT-6)