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Atripla And A Cold Or Flu

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Common cold, flu or allergies? Is tylenol ok?

Dear Dr Keith,Thank you for all you help on the forum.I have a question for you.I have been on Atripla for 2 motnhs now with almost no side effects. Winter is kicking in here in Lima, Peru and people are starting to get the FLU and common colds....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminphem) in modest doses (1-2 grams total daily) is OK with Atripla. More caution needed if liver problems such as hepatitis C. Cold symptoms usually get better in 5-7 days. Influeza (flu) symptoms can take longer (7-10 days +). KH... Read more »

Viral Load | Cold | Atripla

Hello,I started Atripla this past July after 8 years (the past 2 being undectable) of Trizivir/Sustiva. I was undectable with my first set of labs taken one month after I began Atripla. Prior to my most recent labs, I had an upper respiratory...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Various ongoing infections can elevate the viral load and this usually occurs in people not on HIV meds or with those who have detectable viral loads. it generally has to do with HIV infected cells getting activated and turning on virus replication.... Read more »

Low CD4 and Just Started Atripla: Common Cold Danger?

Diagnosed a month ago with CD4 of 50 and VL of 450,000. Started Atripla a week ago, after phenotype results came back. My partner has developed sniffles and post nasal drip over the past 24 hours. Given my low numbers and only recently initiated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,Your partner needs a complete evaluation by a competent HIV physician specialist. His Article is obviously not effective (assuming he's been on it for several months), as his HIV plasma viral load is quite high (175K). He may well be... Read more »

atripla and flu vaccin

why should someone on atripla with an cd4 count of 600 indetectable vl have to get a vaccin against the flu? my first rationale would be: the person in questions has no compromised inmune system as the vl has been suppressed by atripla, so if that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It is recommended that nearly all persons with HIV receive the seasonal influenza vaccination annually- irrespective of treatment or viral load status.Tamiflu isn't a substitute for the vaccine, but an effective treatment... Read more »
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Cold/Flu? whats the DIFF?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ANYONE? some say u can tell a flu when u have it...so what is it , compared with a cold?

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flu like, or cold like?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When symptoms are described as Flu like are they different from the common cold?
What would be consistent with flu like symptoms?
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Is ARS like the Cold or Flu?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does ARS seem more like a cold or the flu? Usually with the flu you feel sick and nausions. With a cold you dont usually feel too bad, just usually a sore throat but the main thing is you are really congested. With ARS is it common to be... Read more »

Flu/cold and PCP

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
Can having a cold/Flu lead to PCP or are they totally unrelated Read more »