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What Vaccines Should I Get If I Am HIV Positive

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A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have recent information that flu vaccination can cause some degree of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies, which can confound HIV-antibody tests. Generally speaking, these cross-reacting antibodies cause "indeterminate" rather than "false... Read more »

Small pox vaccination for those who work with HIV positive folks?

Recently I have read that the emphasis on small pox vaccinations has raised concerns about HIV... Read more »

Can Hep B Vaccine cause a false positive HIV test?

Help DOC!thanks BD for your time,I'm finding this site to be #1 HIV infosource!!!#1As regular blood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental TB Vaccine For HIV-Positive People Enters Phase II Clinical Trials

...Foundation announced the start of "Phase II clinical trial of a tuberculosis-vaccine candidate targeted at adults infected with HIV," MarketWatch reports. Trials will test the "safety and efficacy of Aeras 402/Crucell Ad35" and will be led by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HAART Initiation Improves Vaccine Response Among HIV-Positive Children, Study Says

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at .... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Trial of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Enrolling HIV-Positive Adults

...H1N1 virus," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "However, such immune suppression may hamper the response to influenza vaccines," Dr. Fauci adds. "While people with HIV infection are a high-priority group to receive 2009 H1N1 influenza... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Weakened Smallpox Vaccine Being Tested for HIV-Positive Patients

...Researchers are testing a smallpox vaccine that could be used for those who are HIV-positive, undergoing chemotherapy or otherwise unable to use the existing Dryvax vaccine, Dr. Sharon Frey, of Saint Louis University's Read more »
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Vaccine Question..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I understand they are working on a hiv vaccine but from what understand about vaccinations is that they create antibodies to protect you from the virus. A HIV vaccine Read more »

interesting article

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
vaccine would be nice :) Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »


Posted by cassiusp
...a road trip organized from south florida for a bunch of poz guys to go and participate on the trial studies going on for the HIV vaccine in DC. But before I can start this endeavor I want to get to know as much as I can about the vaccine trials.... Read more »