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Thyroid Disease And HIV

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Thyroid Disease and Antibody Testing

I have had a thyroid condition since I was 13 years old -- first overactive now underactive. I take synthroid and my thyroid levels are normal, however I still have an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Can my condition result in a false negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based on information that I have read, autoimmune disease may cause indeterminate results (neither positive or negative). I have not located information that suggests that autoimmune disease would result in false negative antibody tests.It is... Read more »

HIV AND THYROID

Dear Mr Molaghan,I am a 25yr old female that is no stranger to fatique. In September of 96 I had my... Read more »

thyroid/low basal temperature

Which in usually more prevelent in hiv positive people hyper or hypo thyroid? I know fevers are... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

How to Thwart a Thyroid Problem

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have one. As do roughly one out of every 10 Canadians -- although half of us aren't aware of it. We're talking about thyroid problems. A thyroid problem can be so unobtrusive that you don't even... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in the HIV-Infected Patient

Disturbances of adrenal, thyroid, growth hormone, and gonadal function are commonly seen in HIV disease and may contribute to the loss of muscle and lean body mass in advanced HIV disease. Increasingly, anabolic hormonal therapies are being... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: HIV and Bone Disease

Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. Your bones support your entire body and... Read more »
Body Positive

The Challenges of Being a Woman with a "Male Disease"

For someone who has hemophilia and HIV/AIDS, life can be achallenge. However, if that person happens to be a woman with a bleedingdisorder and HIV/AIDS, life becomes an even greater challenge. To beginwith, women are not supposed to have a bleeding... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Thyroid??

Posted by Anonymous
It it possible that thyroid function tests can be abnormal in early HIV infection? Is that common? I know you can not go on symtoms but is thyriod disfunction an early HIV infection? Thanks

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HIV a DISEASE or a CONDITION

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
SO WHAT IS IT???

This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..

WHATS THE BLOODY ANSWER!?!?!?!

"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease.

Here is the article that critizes these ads.

HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience
By Sharon Bernstein,... Read more »