Does Autoimmune Disorder Delay Seroconversion

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Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive for someone who has lupus. I have read that having an autoimmune disease like lupus may cause a false positive or false negative result. What causes a false negative result?... Read more »

85 day test results (still worried please answer)

Dr. Bob, I emailed you on the 9th of Dec. to first say that I got my 85 day test results back... 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or... Read more »
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HIV in Prisons and Jails

...on any serious side effects they have had from HIV treatments Even when an inmate provides good information, there can be a delay in getting their HIV medications. Prisoners cannot bring their own medications with them. This delay or... Read more »
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Immune Therapies in Development

...stopped. Another approach is to treat HIV-positive people before HIV infection causes a significant drop in CD4 counts. This should delay the need for ART. There are many drug candidates in early stages of study. Some of these take a patient's... Read more »
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H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
...Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »

AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the tests from finding antibodies? EX - if I have crhons disease, asthma, allergies..... etc..... since these are considered autoimmune disease would they delay the tests from finding antibodies? Tested negative at 204 days so that's a week shy... Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result? Read more »

autoimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inside the female. so i was exposed for about 5 mins. or so. i'm hearing that their are some autoimmune problems that could delay the findings of antibodies. what are some of the diseases their talikng about? Read more »
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