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I Have Flu Does That Mean I Have Hiv

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...complications from the flu: children six months to six years old; pregnant women or women who are planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with close contact with someone in a high-risk group. Some people are not recommended to get a flu...
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HIV test indeterminate due to flu infection?

Hi BobI went to the doctor feeling crook on Tuesday, muslce aches, freezing, turned out I had 39 degrees C temperature. The doctor prescribed Tamiflu and requested a blood test (HIV and full blood count). I picked up the Tamiflu from the Chemist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Tamil will not affect the accuracy of HIV test results. However, having the flu or getting flu vaccinations might in rare instances induce cross-reacting antibodies, which Read more »

Swine Flu and HIV testing

Could having swine flu in any way affect the accuracy of an HIV test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Next question!Dr. Bob Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What additional precautions (besides the normal ones) can an HIV positive person take in regards to this swine flu that is one step away from becoming a pandemic? Thanks, Dr. Bob,... Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false positive HIV results and the Flu shot and you said this was false in 2005 but The New England Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, influenza vaccine can cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I have written about this multiple times over the past several years. Read more »
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An Update on What H1N1 (Swine) Flu Means for HIV-Positive People

...as asthma obesity (interestingly enough) pregnancy immunodeficiency, which could include HIV-related immunodeficiency, or AIDS Do we have any numbers in terms of how many of the people who were officially infected with H1N1, or those who... Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...stockpile it. It is available. Is this the sort of thing that is typically covered by private health insurance, Medicare, ADAPs [AIDS Drug Assistance Programs]? It's covered by private health insurance. I'm not aware of whether it's on ADAP... Read more »
AIDS.gov

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

... Miguel Gomez: This is Miguel Gomez with AIDS.gov, [ www.aids.gov ] and I want to welcome everyone to our webinar and conference call on H1N1 preparedness and HIV/AIDS. And Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

... Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves Read more »
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hiv flu/please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does the flu come like the stomach flu, very quickly with little notice with violent vomiting and aches and pains then diminishing quickly Read more »

Am I Infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...toothpaste. After changing my toothpaste it never happened again. I aslo have caught the flu. And i read aroud that some symptoms of HIV are flu like symptoms. And this has gotten me real worried. My gf tested for HIV before, but this was two... Read more »

flu shot

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I know with HIV you can't go by symptoms (so they say). But if one was to experience them, they say you'd have "flu like" symptoms. What exactly Read more »