HIV and flu shot
Nov 20, 2006
if my HIV status is unknown should I get a flu shot?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Perhaps the better question would be: why are you uncertain about your HIV status??? If you haven't placed yourself at risk for HIV, then you can assume you are HIV negative. However, if you have had some degree of risk from, for instance, unprotected sex or sharing intravenous needles, then what you need is an HIV test three months or more after your last potential HIV exposure. Once you know your HIV status, the decision whether to get the flu shot will become much more evident. If, for instance, you are HIV positive, yes, definitely you should get a flu shot.
Hope that helps.
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