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Is AIDS An Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »

HIV and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Young-I am an AP Biology teacher and HIV+ and I also struggle with psoriasis, an autoimmune... Read more »

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

Hi Dr. Franscisco.. I have been a long term survivor with just HIV for nearly 23 years,my viral... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Coalition on Women and AIDS Tours United States to Raise Awareness of Disease

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS is touring five U.S. cities -- New York City, Nashville, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C. -- to promote education and awareness about the "rapid" spread of HIV among women, the Miami Herald reports... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Pastors Spread the Word on AIDS

"HIV and AIDS is the leprosy of the new millennium," the Rev. Charles Jenkins told his congregation at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side on Sunday. "It is an epidemic in our community." Jenkins' message was preached by... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional... Read more »
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Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... Read more »

H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »