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Got flu shot and forgot to take meds the same night
Sep 5, 2010

Dear Expert:

I have been non-detect for 2 1/2 years. I am on HAART. I just got my flu shot and that same night I forgot to take my meds. I immediately started back on my meds the following morning. In 20 years, I have only forgotten to take my meds 7 times (high-adherence). Will the flu shot super-charge the virus and resting CD4 cells, thus contributing to future drug resistance?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Assuming that your viral load was undetectable prior to receiving your flu vaccination, I don't think that missing a single dose of medications will have any significant impact on virus, CD4 or drug resistance.

I hope this helps, BY



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