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Are you HLA-B27 positive or negative?

I think its important to highlight that not everyone with AS is HLA-B27 positive. Let me know if you are positive or negative!

  1. I'm HLA-B27 negative.

    1. I am HLA-B27 positive. Or as my wife says,

      "rick you are lucky I let you live here in my presence". Oh, maybe we were talking about something else.

      Never mind.

      1. I am HLA-B27 positive. I have had a diagnosis of AS for nearly 40 years. During this time I went to several different rheumatologist due to moving or Dr leaving, etc. Several times with a new Dr, when I said I had AS they would all but say I was lying. Three, yes “3” times I’ve had my HLA-B27 tested. Then these Drs would look at my X-rays and say, “You have AS”! You just have to keep a sense of humor!

        1. , my goodness, I'm sorry it's been such a challenging journey for you.
          Thank you for sharing your story.
          Wishing you well,
          Doreen (Team Member)

      2. I am HLA-27 positive. With that being said, my two closest friends who also have AS are both HLA-B27 negative. It breaks my heart because I was diagnosed within 5 months of my symptom onset because I was positive. They were not so lucky and had to fight for their diagnosis' just because they were negative. Definitely needs to be more awareness surrounding this topic! -Katie, Team Member

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