Does Hiv Cause An Autoimmune Problem

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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 Read more »

will this ever end??

hi joe! i wonder could you give some sunlight to my life? its been year and 3 months since the... Read more »

Atripla and Rheumatoid arthritis

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for yrs. Recently diganosed with HIV. Taken off all RA meds months... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver function tests (LFTs) are one of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...eye inflammation. Although less common, some people can experience short-term cognitive or mental changes, including memory problems and personality shifts. Though IRIS can react to a specific infection like TB, IRIS symptoms may not appear like... Read more »
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How to Identify AIDS Fraud

...Diseases Any treatment is suspect that claims to work equally well for many major diseases, especially both AIDS and cancer or auto-immune diseases. A few may turn out to affect some cancers by improving immune function; but claims of... Read more »
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AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...What would be considered an autoimmune disorder? How long would they postpone the tests from finding antibodies? EX - if I have crhons disease, asthma, allergies..... Read more »


Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Greg/jackie/g-man regulars advice needed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a possible autoimmune reaction. The question I have is that I have done quite a bit of research and have read that possible autoimmune reactions could cause a delay in antibody production would a pcr rna dna at this stage 25 weeks completely rule... Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Do other people experoience the same situations? Just curious, is not easy to have so many... Read more »