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Is hiv an autoimmune disease

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HIV: This is a viral infection which destroys T4 lymphocytes and by doing so destroys the body's immunity. It is not an autoimmune disease, but rather an ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Clarify?: If you are asking "does HIV cure autoimmune disease" then the answer is no. Getting HIV does not make your autoimmune disease go away. If you are ask... Read More
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: There is a strange phenomena where CD4 counts are low the autoimmune disease can get better, but the HIV gets worse. When the HIV is better with highe... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not usually: To be sure, get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after exposure. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/ind... Read More
A 121-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Nucleic acid test: It is advisable to get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after exposure, with or without autoimmune disorder. Visit this site for information on thi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
HIVAN: HIV and renal disease is a large group. There is HIVAN which squally happens in certain race and patients have low CD4 count and high viral load. Most... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HIV: Yes, this is worth further investigation. A common cause for biologically false test results may be autoimmune diseases, syphilis, and other illnesses... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No answer: False positive can be from many reasons including mistaken labeling. If it was a false-positive, there is nothing for you to worry about. It is the f... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Means nothing: A false positive test for HIV does not indicate another specific disease. There may be a specific cause or no reason.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
False (+) = error: Nothing can/should be interpreted from a false positive test, once verified as truly negative. There are a few specific exceptions to this, but in gen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: They would have to do an HIV antibody or viral load test to diagnose HIV infection which is an infectious not autoimmune disease.
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