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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Hiv Testing

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr. Bob,I have first searched the archives and honestly did not find an answer to this question. I have rheumatoid arthritis. Because this is considered an autoimmune disease, will it interfere with my Hiv antibody test results? Will it give...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J.S.,Rheumatoid arthritis would not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hiv

I am a 46 yrs female who recently tested HIV+. Apparently I have been HIV+ since 2/96. My doctors... Read more »

Donation PROMISED! 4th attempt! Rheumatoid Arthritis or HIV???

Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for all of your work you do. This is my 4th time writing you and I am... Read more »
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No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients

Similar to some other conditions including diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-positive people are at higher risk of developing serious age-related co-morbidities including myocardial infarction and kidney and liver disease. It... Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): RAL, raltegravir potassium Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Raltegravir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These... Read more »
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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase... Read more »
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone heard of HIV tests being hampered by artthirits?

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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
My doctor seems to think I have an autoimmune disorder *eyes crossed double take* what! lol

She's testing for everything from lupus to B19 parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
Just under 3 months ago, I had what I have been assured to be a negligible risk encounter- unprotected oral, protected vaginal with a hooker.

About 1 month after, I developed arthritis in one joint, which still persists and a skin rash on my scalp. ... Read more »

Arthritis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had my 3 month 13 weeks test done and im neg.I was finished testing now i read autoimunne disease can slow the production of antibody's.I have arthritis now im worried could this slow my seroconversion down past 3 months or if so how long,do... Read more »