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Living With Hiv And Lupus

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Living with Lupus & HIV

Hi,I'm a 29 year old female. A few months ago I was diagnosed with Lupus & was started on medication, I'm taking Chloroquine. A few weeks ago I did an HIV test and the results were positive, yet my boyfriend is negative. I was negative...
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
You don't indicate what HIV test was performed and whether this was just a screening test, or a confirmatory HIV test was also positive. Both HIV infection and lupus increase the inflammatory response in the body. The interactions between HIV... Read more »

living with lupus and hiv

im positive with hiv and hep b and my doctors suspect that i have lupus as well how can i find out... Read more »

"HIV2 and LUPUS"

I was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus 2 years ago while my partner has just been diagnosed with HIV2... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Ministers to Create Center for Homeless HIV/AIDS Patients

Phil Polson and Paul Ciucci say they are on a mission from God. They hope to take possession of the former Cabot Point assisted living facility in Bradenton, Fla., and convert it, by the first of the year, into transitional housing for 78 of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maine HIV/AIDS Housing Facility to Close, Cites Declining Demand

he only assisted living facility in Maine that cares specifically for HIV-positive people, Peabody House, will close by the end of the year because of declining demand, officials at the Frannie Peabody Center said Tuesday, the Portland Press... Read more »
PositiveWords

Beyond Disability: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

Improved HIV treatments are allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives. Some people who gave up their jobs because of their illness may now be feeling well enough to consider returning to work. The idea of re-entering the workforce can... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Treatment Cascade Important Tool for Reaching AIDS-Free Generation Goal

In the Huffington Post's "Healthy Living " blog, Ward Cates, president emeritus of FHI 360, examines the HIV treatment cascade, which he says "is crucial both to assuring the individual's health and to achieving the public health goal of an... Read more »
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Lupus and HIV testing

Posted by Kate808, 2 Replies
Today the doctor diagnosed me with lupus. Would lupus delay antibody production or cause false negatives? Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

SCARED!!!LUPUS OR HIV

Posted by confusedhl85
BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ! SINCE THEN IVER DEVELPEOPED A RASH THAT COMES AND GOES WITHIN A A FEW HOURS TO A DAY OVER THE PAST MONTH FEW PIMPLES HERE AND THERE AND HIVES ON MY FORE ARMS . I HAVE A SEVER COUGH HAD IT FOR OVER A... Read more »

lupus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just diagnosid with lupus,Ive been testing for hiv so far im neg.Lupus has alot of the same symptoms as hiv,ive had a hard time believing my neg hiv tests for this reason.Does anyone know if having lupus would delay or effect antibody hiv... Read more »