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Does Hiv Cause An Autoimmune Problem

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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
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »

Autoimmune drugs

I currently take combivir, viramune, and acyclovir. I also am having problems with crohns disease... Read more »

autoimmune disease

I am on antivirals and my immune system is where it should be,although sometimes I think my... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ketamine Use Linked to Liver and Other Problems in HIV-Positive People

Ketamine is a drug used as an anaesthetic in emergency departments of hospitals and by veterinarians. It can cause hallucinations, feelings of euphoria and floating, being in a dream-like state, out-of-body and other experiences. As a result, it is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cancers, Liver Failure and Other Problems Now Leading Causes of Death in Swiss HIV Study

The hallmark of AIDS is an array of life-threatening infections and cancers. Fortunately, with the arrival of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) in most high-income countries in 1996, deaths due to AIDS-related causes... Read more »
TheBody.com

Stigma, Scrutiny Cause Problems for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Moms

Olivia Ford --> Generations of women have learned the hard way that, if you've got a pregnant belly or a brand-new baby, you'll likely be the target of unsolicited feedback from your community. For pregnant and parenting women living with... Read more »
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Autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is considered an autoimmune problem tha will prolong conversion? Can anyone shed some light?

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autoimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i got my 13 week neg. back yesterday. my exposure was condom came off 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... 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?
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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »