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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

Hello,Just wondering if Rheumatoid Arthritis (anklylosing spondilytis) would have any affect on an... 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 »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...also increase the risk of osteoporosis: Severe malnutrition Low testosterone levels Hepatitis C infection Rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases Advanced kidney disease Thyroid disorders Use of... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Complementary Medicine and HIV: The Research Dilemma

...patient's baseline status, post-treatment status and follow-up reports. A more specific example, for instance, is in the case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whereas in conventional medicine an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) serves... Read more »
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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
...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 do have advanced peripheral neuropathy... Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Is there life after been tested positive?

Posted by Grecp, 6 Replies
...Good morning, I just can't stop thinking who would be life after been infected. I am so scared and afraid to die. Please be honest and provide me some experience from your life after been with the virus. I am 26 and I would love Read more »

autoimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i got my 13 week neg. back yesterday. my exposure was condom came off inside the female. so i was exposed for about 5 mins. or so. i'm hearing that their are some autoimmune problems that could delay the findings of antibodies. what are some of the... Read more »