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Diabetes And Hypothyroidism And Hiv Testing

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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Diabetes? Symptoms of Diabetes Glucose Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in which people have high levels of sugar or glucose in their blood. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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Hypothyroidism and HIV Testing - Please respond

Hey Dr Bob,Does the autoimmune disease "Hypothyroidism" have an impact on the window period of 3 months?I have repeatedly tested out to 85 days as negative with 4 elisa tests and am concerned....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, hypothyroidism will not affect the accuracy of HIV tests."Repeatedly tested out to 85 days as negative with 4 ELISA tests" and you are "concerned?" Why? You shouldn't be. You're negative. Yell,... Read more »

Hypothyroidism and HIV/Hep C

Hello! Does Hypothyroidism/Levothyroxine delay the testing window for Hep C/HIV. Thank you very much. ...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Hypothyroidism/Levothyroxine should not delay the testing window for Hep C/HIV. Persons living with HIV infection may have a delayed development of hep C antibody, but thyroid disease and medication to replace thyroid hormone should not impact the... Read more »

Hypothyroidism could it be caused by HIV or by HIV Treatment?

Hi:Im a 38 y/o Puertorrican who was diagnosed HIV positive by the end of 2009 and my doctor estimate I most probably had contracted the virus about a year before. In March 2010 I started participating in a double blinded Clinical Research Protocol...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Hypothyroidism appears to be modestly more common in HIV+ persons than in the general population (where it occurs on a modest rate). There has not been a link established between any particular HIV drug or regimen and thyroid dysfunction. KH... Read more »

HIV, PCOS, and Hypothyroidism

I am HIV+ and have a history of PCOS and Hypothyroidism. I have just started taking meds for HIV in the last couple months. I am currently on Truvada/Isentress and have been doing ok other than the fact that I am suffering from severe exaustion and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Seems unlikely that a drug interaction between your HIV and other meds. Xanax can cause fatigue /sleep problems when used over time. Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders can be a factor for some patients. Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be very... Read more »
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diabetes & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know if having diabetes would effect hiv antibody production after infection??? I'm a juvenile diabetic who tested negative (ELISA) at 6 weeks and i'm so scared that my body hadn't developed antibodies yet. Please let me know if anyone... Read more »

my 3rd hiv test help???

Posted by nipPOZ, 2 Replies
I'm really confused already I got 2 negative hiv tests but still having symptoms. I was diagnosed with oral candidiasis this worried me well.I never took antibiotics and I'm not a smoker no diabetic also. I have so many symptoms including oral... Read more »

Should I or should I not get tested for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi there...

I have never been tested for HIV before and I am a neurotic with anxiety issues.
After feeling like I have swollen glands for the past 2 months, my family doctor examined me and told me I didn't. I told him that I was afraid about HIV... Read more »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »