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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
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 »

autoimmune disease and HIV

I have been tested for autoimmune problems due to extremely high GGT and AST and ALT results. I am... Read more »

autoimmune disease. please answer!!!!

Hello doctor. I wanted to know if there are any autoimmune diseases that contain the p24 antigen... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The 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... Read more »
Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

Of the hepatitis alphabet, the C variant may be the nastiest. In 1990, researchers observed that most patients with hepatitis C also develop a rare autoimmune disease called mixed cryoglobulinemia, a condition that frequently leads to cancer,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
TheBody.com

Untreated HIV Associated With Less-"Elastic" Arteries, Raising Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

The heart and coronary artery --> We know all too well that HIV causes bad things to happen in your body. But lately, we've seen increasing evidence that it particularly affects your heart. A new study published in the September 2009 issue of... Read more »
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Re: autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks people ,just read what you had to say about autoimunne disease, I ve had arthritis for 20 years not on meds for last 7 years .I was worried about that effecting my 3 month test which was neg. Thanks , One question about the ELISA 3 gen.Im... Read more »

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmun Diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!
I wonder why a disease called Lupus can cause delayed seroconversation? Do a person with Lupus have low white blood cell or why does this disease cause delayed seroconversation? and what other Autoimmun diseases can cause delayed... Read more »

Autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is considered an autoimmune problem tha will prolong conversion? Can anyone shed some light?

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