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Is Hiv An Autoimmune Disease

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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 ELISA HIV 1/2 tests since my last exposure 7 mo ago. Since Prednisolone can impact antibody production and a false negative result can happen, I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Prednisolone eyedrops do not produce systemic immune suppression, and would not affect the results of your HIV test. As for HIV-2, it would be effectively ruled out by the antibody test that was done, so I would not worry about this infection Read more »

western blot indeterminate

In December 2009 I was stuck by a dirty needle at work (the patient was negative for HIV). My... Read more »

Window Period and Auto-Immune Disorders

Dr. Bob, My question is in regards to HIV test results and Auto-Immune disorders. I realize that... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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How to Identify AIDS Fraud

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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 »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result? Read more »

AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...What would be considered an autoimmune disorder? How long would they postpone the tests from finding antibodies? EX - if I have crhons disease, asthma, allergies..... etc..... 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 Read more »