Hiv And Lupus

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HIV and Lupus

My partner has Lupus and recently diagnosed with HIV as well. How do the two interact? Where can I find information on how to support her good health? Any suggestions, comments or advice?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

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The Well Project

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AIDS InfoNet

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The Body

Don't Believe the Hype

...meaning, yet uninformed woman who originally contacted me to sing the praises of a herbalist who she claims has cured HIV (and lupus and cancer, by the way). In response to my polite skepticism, she directed me to his website where the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
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do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
i was tested in august and was negative. i test two more times before that with the same results. it is now nine months from possible exposure and i haven't done the six month test. i heard from this site that if you test neg. at 3 months then you... Read more »


Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »
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