Man claims Malad laboratory misled him to believe he is HIV+

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Malad: A 38-year-old man, Joel Chettiar has alleged that a local doctor and Pacific Lab located in West Malad mislead him to believe that he is an HIV+.

Chettiar has filed a complaint against the doctor and the lab too with the Maharashtra Medical Council.

Chettiar stated in the complaint that he was advised to get the HIV screening done at Pacific Lab by a city doctor,whom he had consulted for falling ill frequently and losing weight.

He mentioned that it was on March 23 that the lab gave him reports of him being an HIV+ , after which the pathology lab technician and the doctor too promised him complete recovery from the infection in three months, with ‘treatment’ that would cost Rs 1 lakh.

Later on the suggestion of a family friend Chettiar underwent another HIV screening at Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) and Sunflower Laboratory at Malad and got to know that he is not suffering from any such infection.

Joel Chettiar works with a property consultancy. He has also filed a police complaint against the two.

He claims that the lab’s doctored report turned his world upside down and that at one point he had contemplated suicide.

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