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Hiv And Lupus

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hiv/lupus

I tested poz for hivand my doctor ordered another test that came back inconclusive.My mother has lupus and I am wondering if I might have have lupus and that is why the last test came back inconclusive? Should I let my doctor know there is a history...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There may be a modest increase in the false positive rate for the HIV screening antibody test in certain conditions (including perhaps lupus). Generally the confirmatory western blot test in those situations is indeterminate or negative suggesting... Read more »

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Lupus and HIV testing

Posted by Kate808, 2 Replies
Today the doctor diagnosed me with lupus. Would lupus delay antibody production or cause false negatives? Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

SCARED!!!LUPUS OR HIV

Posted by confusedhl85
BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ! SINCE THEN IVER DEVELPEOPED A RASH THAT COMES AND GOES WITHIN A A FEW HOURS TO A DAY OVER THE PAST MONTH FEW PIMPLES HERE AND THERE AND HIVES ON MY FORE ARMS . I HAVE A SEVER COUGH HAD IT FOR OVER A... Read more »

lupus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just diagnosid with lupus,Ive been testing for hiv so far im neg.Lupus has alot of the same symptoms as hiv,ive had a hard time believing my neg hiv tests for this reason.Does anyone know if having lupus would delay or effect antibody hiv... Read more »