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Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own healthy cells. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases and counting, affecting more than 14 million Americans.
Find national and international organizations focused on specific autoimmune diseases, from alopecia areata to vitiligo.
Information, health-related articles, and resources to help you navigate living well with autoimmune disease.
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Managing Mental Health with Autoimmune Disease
Living with chronic illness takes a toll emotionally and socially. How can we take care of our mental health?
Browse our resource lists and information via the links below.
Find Medical Institutions Focused on Your Autoimmune Disease
An extensive list of centers, clinics, and hospitals across the United States that specialize in diagnosing and treating various autoimmune diseases.
We support autoimmune disease education and research by funding grants for scientific investigations, holding live talks with experts, and partnering with the Celiac Disease Program to create educational resources.
Comprehensive Educational Resources for Those Living with Celiac Disease
Our celiac-focused resources are a product of GAI’s partnership with the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our Celiac Education page to find information on Gluten Free Education Day, expert celiac talks, podcasts, a gluten-free diet app, and cooking and nutrition videos.
Join Us for Our Next Autoimmune Support Group, July 31st, 10-11:30am PT
Our aim is to help each other live well and feel heard, while not letting disease define us. We encourage members to come as they are, with an open mind and the willingness to nurture a positive atmosphere.
The Global Autoimmune Institute is empowering solutions in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease (AD) through research, education, and community, while supporting multidisciplinary approaches to wellness.
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Note: The Global Autoimmune Institute team is unable to provide medical advice on COVID-19, vaccines, autoimmune disease, or other health concerns. For more information on coronavirus, please visit the CDC, NIH, NHS, or your country’s public health agency.
An ongoing timeline summarizing key COVID-19 scientific developments, especially as it pertains to autoimmune disease
Check out our most frequently asked questions about autoimmune disease and COVID-19 vaccines!
Why women experience more COVID-19 vaccine side effects and autoimmune disease, and the purpose behind two doses
A comparative look at the overlap between COVID-19 infection and autoimmunity, and the science behind it
The latest info on COVID-19 high risk outcomes, vaccine recommendations, and adverse reactions as it pertains to AD
Public health and immunology expert, Dr. Fauci, outlines current challenges and successes in the coronavirus pandemic
What we know about long COVID, and the link between the post-viral syndrome, ME/CFS, and autoimmune disease
A compilation of the most recent information out there on the relationship between COVID-19 and autoimmune disease
General information about the coronavirus as it relates to chronic conditions, plus self-care tips, and resources
Study suggests that autoimmune patients with coronavirus have same hospitalization rate as the general population
How to cope with coronavirus anxieties and using chronic illness as a tool to navigate the uncertainties
This study published in JAMA reports peak infectiousness in symptomatic versus asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
GAI talks with U.S. News, weighing in on the discussion of the COVID vaccine for those living with autoimmune disease
Scientists at Yale explain how autoantibodies turn against the body in some cases of severe COVID-19
The Atlantic covers how some immunosuppressants inhibit the body’s ability to create antibodies after vaccination
The Atlantic delves into one of the more prevalent symptoms to develop after a COVID-19 infection: brain fog
Knowable Magazine explains the role of autoantibodies in driving severe COVID-19 symptoms and triggering long COVID
Kaiser Health Network discusses how a COVID-19 infection can lead to the development of autoimmune diseases
Scientific American analyzes the damage serious immune responses can have on the body after a COVID-19 infection
An article by National Geographic outlines the use of antibodies to protect those unable to take vaccines
Nature’s comprehensive timeline of COVID-19 research, including recent vaccine updates
Deplatform Disease’s roundup of current research on COVID-19 and autoimmunity
An article in Nature explains how autoantibodies may be linked to severe COVID-19 infections