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Autoimmune Disorders Vs Hiv

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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 Read more »

hiv testing and autoimmune disorders

Hi Ryan, thank you for the great site. I was wondering if an HIV antibody testing can be effected... Read more »

Autoimmune disorders look like AIDS?

I have Hashimoto's and Sjogren's and have become allergic to over 85% of all foods (hives/asthma).... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...potential causes. Individuals who take glucocorticoids and/or immunosuppressive drugs to prevent transplant rejection or for autoimmune diseases can have increased susceptibility to unusual infections, as do individuals with certain genetic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...viruses can contribute to 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; 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 »

AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 from finding antibodies? Tested negative at 204 days so that's a week shy... 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? 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 tested Read more »