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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
...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 false-positive, s/he could order the appropriate follow-up tests. Read more »

A very specific question. PLease answer. Donation is on the way

Hello Dr Bob,Thank you somuch for all you do. I have read about the passing of your brother, and... 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 »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...therapy is usually continued as well, unless IRIS becomes life-threatening. To reduce the inflammation, you may be prescribed NSAIDs and/or corticosteroids. More research is currently looking at this issue. Starting HIV therapy while an active... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocate Delaney Dies

... Martin Delaney, an advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS and co-founder of the treatment and education organization Project Inform , died on Friday at age 63 of liver cancer, the Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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News 4 HIV'ers

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
...very low CD4 cell count and then experience a rapid and substantial increase in their CD4 cell count should be monitored for Graves disease, an autoimmune disorder, according to investigators form the United States, writing in the February 14th... Read more »

Gospel Truth From Science

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in response. During the period before... Read more »

A personal note and to all those who prayed....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this terrible situation. Yes, we all have loved ones to turn to. However, often times the poor stigma associated with HIV and AIDS forces us to grapple with these dilemmas alone. I know this because it is happening to me. When people have... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...are a nuisance, but they are amazing! Stay on them. Treat yourself well. Your body will return. I am confident I wont die of AIDS anymore. I'll probably have a heartattack from all the crap I eat long before that! LOL And also my doctor is... Read more »