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Graves Disease And Hiv Testing

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Would Grave's Disease give false posiive on HIV test

Would testing positive for the antibodies (tsa's) for Grave's disease affect a home test for HIV?I have been having health problems as of late, and they think it is my thyroid, but I would like to HIV test as well, but am wondering the...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Grave's disease rarely may cause a false positive ELISA or screening test but should not cause a false positive Western Blot. I would recommend that you have your doctor obtain the HIV test, therefore, if there was any question about a... Read more »

Hashimotos or Graves disease and propylthiouracil effect HIV results?

Hi there. I am from Sydney Australia.I have just come across your site and think its amazing!!I... Read more »

Graves Disease Follow Up

Hey Dr. McGowan,Just got a call from my PCP who tells me my TSH level is at 66 which is extremely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Latino HIV Silence a Grave Concern

Illinois Latinos have disproportionate HIV/AIDS rates, according to a new report that calls for immediate attention to the problem. The study was presented by the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness (GHPCW) coalition on Oct. 15, National... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grave Warnings of Disease, With the Adman's Flair

An exhibition now on view at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington examines how public health experts have employed advertising techniques in the battle against disease. "An Iconography of Contagion" includes works from many countries... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Says Canadian Antiretroviral Drug Initiative Contains "Grave Defect"

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis has said that the Canadian initiative to provide inexpensive antiretroviral drugs and other medicines to developing countries has a "grave defect" that could prevent generic drug companies from... Read more »
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Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
Graves' disease may be a risk for patients starting ART with a low CD4 cell count who then have good immune restoratation
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Michael Carter, Monday, March 20, 2006

Patients who start HIV... Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
I just have a quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please.

Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get... Read more »

Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »