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Is Hiv An Autoimmune Disease

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HIV and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Young-I am an AP Biology teacher and HIV+ and I also struggle with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. So I was very intrigued when a question came up on an AP Biology teacher listserv that another teacher asked I'm not an expert in...
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Hello and thanks for posting.You have a very astute student. It is indeed very logical that autoimmune disease severity should wane as immune function declines with HIV-associated illness. This makes intuitive sense, but assumes that immune... Read more »

autoimmune disease and HIV

I have been tested for autoimmune problems due to extremely high GGT and AST and ALT results. I am... Read more »

autoimmune disease and HIV test

Dr Conway: I have Uveitis and use Prednisolone eye drops for last 5 years on and off. I have done 7... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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Table of Contents Acute HIV Infection and the Sexual Transmission of HIV Prevention as Part of Clinical Care Negative Results From a Quality-Improvement Study Directly Observed Therapy in the United States? Histoplasmosis Maintenance Therapy... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... 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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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 »

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 »

autoimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i got my 13 week neg. back yesterday. my exposure was condom came off inside the female. so i was exposed for about 5 mins. or so. i'm hearing that their are some autoimmune problems that could delay the findings of antibodies. what are some of the... Read more »