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Is Hiv An Autoimmune Disorder

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HIV with autoimmunal disorders?

Hi Shannon, Thanks for all that you do on here. Dr. Cordova told me that the "3 percent" are people that have autoimunal disorders and those with hepatitis. Is this the case?I am 4 months negative, do I need to test again, or am I fine?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiAs long as there was not another type of exposure during the 4 month period then yes you are fine!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

hiv testing and autoimmune disorders

Hi Ryan, thank you for the great site. I was wondering if an HIV antibody testing can be effected... Read more »

autoimmune disorder, immune deficiency, hiv results. resubmitted from fatigue and anemia

hi doctor, i am very stressed about this whole thing that has come up. i have been tested at 4... Read more »
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FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

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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..... since these are considered autoimmune disease would they delay the tests... 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?
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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 »