Could Autoimmune Disease Affect My Hiv Result

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Window Period and Auto-Immune Disorders

Dr. Bob, My question is in regards to HIV test results and Auto-Immune disorders. I realize that you have answered questions on this before but I am trying to find an answer that can be utilized where I work (I work on an HIV/STD hotline). That...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Richard,I'm glad to help.1.No. Autoimmune diseases do not affect the rate at which someone produces anti-HIV antibodies. (Remember an autoimmune disease arises from an overactive Read more »

Window period and autoimmune disease

I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune... Read more »

Request #2 HIV I may be going blind too!!

Hello Dr. Bob I have sent you a question a few days back and have not seen anything back. I might... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

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How to Identify AIDS Fraud

...the same sort of things -- and sometimes the exact same things from the exact same practitioners. Project Inform's National HIV/AIDS Treatment Infoline receives a steady stream of calls about mysterious treatments that don't have Food and Drug... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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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 »
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