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Autoimmune disorders look like AIDS?
May 21, 2004

I have Hashimoto's and Sjogren's and have become allergic to over 85% of all foods (hives/asthma). My doctor keeps mentioning she thinks it's AIDS. Wouldn't autoimmune disorders exhibit similarly to acquired immune disorder? I had a negative swab test which my doctor doesn't believe in.

Response from Dr. Lee

AIDS causes a derangement of the immune system which may have some similarities to autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Sjogren's, etc. I do not believe that food allergies have been associated with HIV. If your doctor has recommended a blood test for HIV, why don't you have one done and put this worry to rest?

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