ILADS > Blog

Tests for Lyme Miss Early Cases – But a New Approach Might Help

“‘I have to use clinical judgement quite often in early Lyme,” said Dr. Daniel Cameron, who leads a private practice specializing in Lyme in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and has been treating Lyme for 30 years. “But there are doctors who are still waiting for that [positive] test, and if they can’t confirm it with a test, they’re reluctant to diagnose Lyme, and they don’t treat.’”

Read More

Lyme Disease on Rise Amid Diagnosis, Treatment Controversy

“Most doctors, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society — the two medical associations that have issued competing and controversial care guidelines for Lyme — agree that antibiotics such as doxycycline are appropriate after the rash appears. However, the two associations disagree on how long treatment should last, and what can happen afterward.”

Read More

Billboard Top 10 Jazz Duo, AS IS, to Donate Proceeds of New Album’s Title Track, “HERE’S TO LIFE,” to International Lyme & Associated Diseases Educational Foundation

The Billboard Top 10 Jazz duo and husband and wife team of Lyme Disease activists, AS IS, announce that all the proceeds from the title track of their second critically-acclaimed album, "HERE’S TO LIFE," will go to the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) to help train the next generation of physician-scientists who will be future leaders in the treatment of Lyme and associated diseases.

Read More

Letter: It’s time for those daily tick checks

“Had I followed the ILADS’ protocol, I might not have spent years getting sicker and sicker with a “mystery illness” until I was diagnosed clinically — by symptoms only. My Lyme tests were misleading as Lyme tests are highly inaccurate.”

Read More