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Swine flu and people with HIV

May 3, 2009

* Does Tamiflu and Relenza etc interact adversely with HIV meds - i.e can we take theses if we are on HIV ARVs? * Are people living with HIV of more risk to this virus than the general population?

*Anything special people living with HIV should do in the face of this threat?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There should be no significant interaction between these antivirals and HIV meds. We don't know the risk level, but likely those with very low CD4 counts would be at greater risk. I don't think there is anything special that anyone else would also be doing (frequent handwashing, social distancing, etc).

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