|Got flu shot and forgot to take meds the same night
Sep 5, 2010
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
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.