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I am 31, and recently began having joint pains in my knees and feet, went in to the doctor who thought it may be arthritis related. I had some blood tests done and I tested positive for what I believe he said was ANH. Unfortunately my doctor was running behind and I didn't get much of a chance to ask much about it, but he gave me more blood work testing for rhemetoid arthritis. But he did say testing positive for ANH could mean a number of things. Later I was thinking about this, would HIV fall into this category? I'm due to be tested for that here, and plan on it, but that thought scared me. Anyone know anything about this?
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replied May 16th, 2008
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I tried to look on google for ANH without much success.

Please don't be scared. Sorry I am not very helpful.

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Muthoni (Mson)
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replied May 16th, 2008
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I believe ANH stands for atrial natriuretic hormone. So I believe it is a hormonal problem and not related to HIV.
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replied May 16th, 2008
My doctor said they were an antibody.
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replied May 16th, 2008
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I would call the doctor's office and ask for clarification. You are going to worry for nothing. If your doctor had said "HIV antibodies" you would have heard him right let me tell you.

Go on, call and please let us know.

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replied May 17th, 2008
I'll call them Monday when they open. From what I understand it was an antibody that led him to believe I had arthritis, but that it could be present for various things.
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replied May 17th, 2008
Im sort of concerned because I also have some swollen lymph nodes in my right armpit.
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replied May 17th, 2008
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Lots of things can make your lymph nodes swell up...even minor colds and things like that...dont worry, just call Monday and let us know..
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replied December 27th, 2011
Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritus sometimes come with high levels of ANH. You should do full blood count and RF, too. And yes, if you had HIV antibodies, your doctor would flat out say it just like that.
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