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Thyroid Disease And Hiv Drugs

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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 »

Side Effects of Drugs vs Managing HIV Disease

How does a person weigh the risks of the drugs, side effects, unknown long term effects, and... 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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Probable Acquisition of Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV in Man With Subsequent Rapid HIV Disease Progression: Reality and Reaction

The case report of a man in New York City who apparently was recently infected with HIV resistant to 3 antiretroviral classes and subsequently suffered rapid progression to AIDS has evoked alarm throughout the community of HIV/AIDS clinicians,... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

The Role of Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Disease

Although HIV disease and alcohol and drug abuse are distinct illnesses, each profoundly affects the other. Alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual activity. (1-7 ) Although the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drugs for HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases Should Be Made More Affordable, Accessible, Advocates Say at Intellectual Property Rights Conference

Drugs for HIV/AIDS and other disease should be affordable and accessible to all people who need them, advocates from 15 countries who met recently in New Delhi to examine issues surrounding intellectual property rights said, the Hindustan Times ... Read more »
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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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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 »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... 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 »