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autoimmune disease and hiv testing

Does autoimmune disease like Pityriasis lichenoides (PLC / PLEVA) affect hiv antibody testing.
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replied April 30th, 2012
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hi there

also iam not sure 100% ,but don't think so ,
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replied May 22nd, 2012
Respected getitright77,
Please ellaborate both the terms "HIV RNA" and "HIV DUO" as much as possible in the context of Autoimmune Disease.
(1) How are Lichen Planus and HIV related ? (2) Does outbreak of Lichen Planus mean presence of HIV in the body? (3) Does attack of HIV necessarily brings Lichen Planus into the human body ? (4) How does Steroid Treatment against Lichen Planus brings the other diseases particularly the fungal diseases into the human body ?
Please advise. Please !
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replied May 23rd, 2012
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Unless you are pregnant, nothing else affects HIV antibody testing. Anyone testing negative on the HIV antibody test after three months is conclusively negative. If you are is still experiencing symptoms after that, you should consider testing for HTLV and other infections.

Best wishes / HTLVhelp
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