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Can HIV cause a false positive lupus test?

I posed this question a couple of days ago and have not received notification of an answer. My guy friend has been living with HIV for almost 3 years. He has had several rashes on his back and arms (not the typical butterfly rash on his face,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The symptoms of lupus and HIV infection and Lupus can overlap/mimic each other. The relationship between HIV infection and connective tissue disorders like lupus appears complicated. That being said, with a skin biopsy positive for discoid lupus and... Read more »

Lupus and false positives??

After living a year thinking she was positive . . and finally getting her to face her fears and go... Read more »

lupus, Fibromyalgia, and HIV follow-up I went back anyways!

Hey Dr. Bob - I couldn't stand not knowing with the symptoms I am having - sore throat, neck... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Diet to Health in HIV Positive Men

One of the hallmarks of untreated HIV/AIDS is unintentional weight loss, or wasting. In the early 1980s, before the name AIDS was given to the pandemic, people in East Africa referred to AIDS-related wasting as "slim" or "slim disease." There... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

Research on drug therapies is traditionally given a higher priority than research into nutrition due to profit potentials. Put simply, protease inhibitors generate significantly more profits than bananas. Since there are so many variations among... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

25 Things You Should Know if You Are HIV-Positive

25 Do not eat raw meat, raw fish, or raw eggs. These foods can make you sick. 24 Take a multivitamin and a high-potency supplement of B complex vitamins everyday. 23 If you've never had hepatitis A or B, ask your doctor about... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: Now Over 50, Ed Viera Reflects on HIV's Challenges and Lessons

Ed Viera, Jr. "I'm doing damn good," says Ed Viera, Jr., who was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. "I exercise, I eat right, I sleep, I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs." That's a far cry from Ed's youth in the U.S. Marine Corps, where... Read more »
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Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

lupus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just diagnosid with lupus,Ive been testing for hiv so far im neg.Lupus has alot of the same symptoms as hiv,ive had a hard time believing my neg hiv tests for this reason.Does anyone know if having lupus would delay or effect antibody hiv... Read more »

Lupus and HIV testing

Posted by Kate808, 2 Replies
Today the doctor diagnosed me with lupus. Would lupus delay antibody production or cause false negatives? Read more »

SCARED!!!LUPUS OR HIV

Posted by confusedhl85
BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ! SINCE THEN IVER DEVELPEOPED A RASH THAT COMES AND GOES WITHIN A A FEW HOURS TO A DAY OVER THE PAST MONTH FEW PIMPLES HERE AND THERE AND HIVES ON MY FORE ARMS . I HAVE A SEVER COUGH HAD IT FOR OVER A... Read more »