|Window period and autoimmune disease
Jan 6, 2008
I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune disease delay the formation of antibodies to be picked up by an ELISA HIV-test? Thus making the window period longer?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Sjgren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. Having this condition would not alter the duration of the window period or affect the ability of the body to make anti-HIV antibodies. Therefore it would not affect ELISA test results.
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