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Do Hormonal Contraceptives Cause Lupus

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

Table of Contents Introduction The Range of Hormonal Contraceptives Contraceptive Use by Women With HIV Keeping HIV Positive Women Safe Preventing Disease Transmission Making Sure the Drugs Work Questions Remain Weighing In:... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Do Hormonal Contraceptives Increase the Risk of HIV Transmission Among Women?

The results of a recent study generated a lot of media attention, suggesting that women who use hormonal contraceptives, in injection form, are at an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV and transmitting HIV to others. We don't think there... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hormonal Contraception and HIV Transmission Risk

Some epidemiological and laboratory studies have suggested that hormonal contraception can increase HIV transmission risk in women. There has been little research into the risk of transmission from women to men. To date findings have been... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i take contraceptives to suppress the growht of oestrogen which is causing my periods to be unbearable. He said i must decide between pills and Depo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello TYZ,There are reports indicating efavirenz (Stocrin) can reduce the levels of some oral contraceptives. This may not be as much of an issue for you, as you are not using the medication for contraception, but rather to regulate hormonally... Read more »

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 »

Carcinoid Tumors caused by Growth Hormone

Dr. DezubeI have been recently diagnosed with Carcinoid Tumors in my colon and rectum due to taking Growth Hormone to treat Lipodysystrophy. I am fortunate that I have a great care team that we quickly found this problem and had the tumors removed....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is VERY interesting to me as I published an article in the February 1, 2003 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases on the subject of Growth Hormone and Carcinoid Tumors. I am presuming that you have stopped taking Growth Hormone. I would... Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... 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 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 »

STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We tought stress didn't cause candidiasis, in fact stress does cause even candidiasis:


Oral candidiasis is caused by the fungus called Candida. Everyone has small quantities of the fungus in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In... Read more »

Autoimmun Diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!
I wonder why a disease called Lupus can cause delayed seroconversation? Do a person with Lupus have low white blood cell or why does this disease cause delayed seroconversation? and what other Autoimmun diseases can cause delayed... Read more »