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Autoimmune Diseases Caused By Meds

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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
...indeterminate Western Blots). Both of these patients were HIV negative by viral culture. False-negative HIV test results are not caused by lupus or other autoimmune illnesses. False-positives can be caused by (1) testing in the window period, (2)... Read more »

Atripla and Rheumatoid arthritis

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for yrs. Recently diganosed with HIV. Taken off all RA meds months... Read more »

antiHIV meds induced hepatitis

Hi from Croatia. I am 34 yo male. I have been on anti HIV meds (efavirenz, abacavir, 3TC) since... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Mycobacterium avium complex PCP, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It Diagnosed? A differential diagnosis is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

...risk. Stopping ART and letting the viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ) rise increases CVD risk. What Causes CVD? Angina is caused by a blockage that creates a shortage of blood to the heart. Heart attacks and strokes are caused when a... Read more »
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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 »

HAVE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE?????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read the post "window 1991", if a auto immune disease exists, than the Elisa test could not work at 3 months, is it correct???? Read more »

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 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 »