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Hiv And Igm Deficiency

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Please please re: Immunoglobulin M deficiency

Dr. Bob,I have a severe immunoglobulin M deficiency. Will this affect the window period? If so, by how much? Would a viral load test be more accurate?Thank you so much...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "severe immunoglobulin M deficiency." Selective IgM deficiency (with completely normal IgG, IgA, IgE) would be a very rare condition. Perhaps you have hypogammaglobulinemia with a low IgM or... Read more »

IGA deficiency and ELIISA Test

Hi, I have IGA deficiency that affects may respiratory and digestive system, have also have contact... Read more »

Just diagnosed with IgG deficiency

Hi Doctor. Im hiv negative with a negative partner, but Im looking for some guidance from an... Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency More Common Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Children Than HIV-Uninfected Children

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »

Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled "Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency " showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more susceptible to... Read more »

Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency When Starting Treatment Linked With Increased HIV Progression

Having low levels of vitamin D when starting treatment is associated with a more than doubled risk of HIV progression, virologic failure and death, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases . The study followed... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you all asked me about my exposure, well it was about 2 years ago and it was a bisexual one with another male, we had oral sex together and i cum but he never did ,it was a one time experience, im married and just wanted to try it one time,that was... Read more »

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
Here's a short power point presentation

One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking their... Read more »