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Can Hiv Slow Down Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis, HIV & treatment

I'm a patient with RA since I was 18. My RA was not very active for the last ten years. I was diagnosed with HIV in 2006 (but likely have had the disease for over ten years). I'm currently undetectable, with a T-cell count of about 280....
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
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

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Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
My doctor seems to think I have an autoimmune 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... Read more »

Very slow progress...

Posted by jmiami, 2 Replies
On 10/31/2006, I was diagnosed with AIDS while in the hospital with a bout of PCP. MY CD4 count was 21(!!!) and viral load of 650,000. Anyways I was placed on Atripla, Bactrim and Azithromycin on 11/2006. In 2/28/2007 my CD4 count was only 61 and... Read more »