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H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... 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 »

AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What would be considered an autoimmune disorder? How long would they postpone the tests from finding antibodies?
EX - if I have crhons disease, asthma, allergies..... etc..... since these are considered autoimmune disease would they delay the tests... Read more »
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autoimmune disease and HIV

I have been tested for autoimmune problems due to extremely high GGT and AST and ALT results. I am waiting on the results, but how will this effect me if it comes back positive? My liver hurts. I have fatigue. I go to work because I have to. I am on...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It does sound like something other than HIV infection or HIV meds, although the meds could be augmenting the increase in liver enzyme levels. There are many conditions which are "autoimmune" and can affect the liver. it sounds like your... Read more »

HIV and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Young-I am an AP Biology teacher and HIV+ and I also struggle with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. So I was very intrigued when a question came up on an AP Biology teacher listserv that another teacher asked I'm not an expert in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You have a very astute student. It is indeed very logical that autoimmune disease severity should wane as immune function declines with HIV-associated illness. This makes intuitive sense, but assumes that immune... Read more »

autoimmune disease and HIV test

Dr Conway: I have Uveitis and use Prednisolone eye drops for last 5 years on and off. I have done 7 ELISA HIV 1/2 tests since my last exposure 7 mo ago. Since Prednisolone can impact antibody production and a false negative result can happen, I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Prednisolone eyedrops do not produce systemic immune suppression, and would not affect the results of your HIV test. As for HIV-2, it would be effectively ruled out by the antibody test that was done, so I would not worry about this infection being... Read more »

Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Human Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS Vaccine Needed to Find "Magic Formula" Against Disease, Opinion Piece Says

The notion that federal funding for HIV vaccine research should be redirected to HIV/AIDS treatment is a "very pessimistic view" of the possibility of a successful vaccine, David Baltimore, president emeritus at the California Institute of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

As HIV Vaccine Conference Opens, Experts Appeal for Sustained Commitment to Global Fight Against Disease

Experts, gathered for the start of a four-day conference on HIV vaccines in Paris, called upon donors to maintain their funding support for the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the global economy, Agence France-Presse reports. "The financial crisis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seventh Annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Emphasizes Need for Vaccine, Appreciation for Vaccine Trial Participants

Tuesday marks the seventh annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day , which aims to "emphasiz[e] how today's science may produce tomorrow's ultimate weapon against AIDS," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (Guthrie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution ,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Covalent Vaccination and Catalytic Antibodies: A New Way of Looking at an HIV Vaccine

Introduction There is global concern regarding HIV drug-resistance, drug toxicity, and increasing drug costs. Many health care professionals believe that eradicating HIV will require development of a vaccine that prevents infection by the virus.... Read more »