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Author Topic: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health  (Read 1686 times)

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Offline phillypinko

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Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:34:25 PM »
  Very crypic and mysterous letter. It reads,"As a part of an important health matter, a member of the Phildelphia departent of health staff will be contacting you in the next week to ask some questions. If you would rather contact us at a time that is conveniant to you, or you want to provide more up to date contact information please call. We look foward to speaking with you." It is signed by a doctor. I've never received a letter like this before. Have any of you received a letter like this? It doesn't demand I contact them but says I will be contacted. Very strange.

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 12:00:52 AM »
When I moved back to my home state and applied for Medicaid they made me retest for HIV and then the Health Dept called me and sent a letter to do an interview and contact tracking for any one I may have exposed to the virus .

If you have recently made some changes in you benefits or have been named as a sexual contact by someone that has tested for an STI they will contact you as well .

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 01:11:31 AM »
When I moved to Philadelphia from out of state eight years ago I didn't get any letter from the Dept. of Health. But when you sign up for case management here which I did when I moved the ASO is required to call the DoH and they ask some questions orally over the phone. I can't recall exactly what they were but I don't recall them as anything unusual. I certainly never had to retest to prove I had HIV.
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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 10:34:40 PM »
 I talked to my doctor and the department of health. I had a Hep C test a month ago. My doctor skipped the anti-body test. He only did a viral load. Usually doctors do an anti-body test first. If that comes back positive they do a viral load. So the lab assumed I had a prior positive anti-body and reported me to the departmen of health. It was all a mistake. The board of health basically called me to tell me I do not have hep c. Very strange day.

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 06:26:12 PM »
I,ve had stranger

However welcome Pinko and I am glad you got it sorted
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Offline phillypinko

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 06:08:22 PM »
I've had stranger too. It seems like when it rains it pours. After years of stability in my life I find out I have to get my gall bladder out. My father has to get a partial colectomy. My mother had a urinary tract infection turn into sepsis. The hospital released her with heart failure from all the fluids they had to pump into her system to treat the sepsis. She was rushed into another hospital and is barely holding on. Her cardiologist said she should have been treated with lasix as soon as the sepsis cleared.They failed to recognize she was in heart failure and released her.All this in the last 4 weeks.

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 03:46:03 PM »
Pinko, I had a UTI turn into sepsis, and was in a coma for a couple weeks.  Not that that's any comfort, and I'm so sorry about your mom.  I hope she makes it through this ordeal. 

As far as having a gallbladder out...I had that done in the early 90's.  It was the easiest surgery I've ever had.  In and out, done with a laser.  You should be alright, just don't stress out about it. 

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:09 PM »
Stress is the word to describe what im feeling. I worried myself sick.I've been sick in bed with a cold since last sunday. Now i have little aches and pains all through my torso. Pain just below my right collar bone. An ache in my lower right back and an ache in my lower right abdomen. With both my parents sick I feel like everything is spiraling out of control. I have not felt this worried since I tested positive in 1992.

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Re: Cryptic letter from Phildelphia department of public health
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 05:02:09 PM »
Pinko , sorry to hear how tough it is for you right now and Im wishing you the best .

You may need to see a doctor if the cold is settling in your chest , they might can fix you up if its a bacterial infection . 

 


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