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Can A Pneumonia Shot Make Viral Load Higher

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Viral Load Tests

What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a...
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Flu and Pneumonia shots

Diagnosed HIV, viral load :102879 T4: 1032 no meds at thistime. Should this person get fluand pneumonia shots now?...
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
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Flu shots & false positive on viral load tests

I am a middle age heterosexual male. I had unprotected sex single woman 11 weeks ago. My physician gave me a viral load test 2 weeks ago, but he gave me a flu shot about 5 minutes before in the other arm. My viral load test came out positive --...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's hard to interpret test results without more information. I can't tell you what effect a flu shot given five minutes before a viral load test will have. Vaccinations could yield an indeterminate result on an antibody test (this is... Read more »

higher viral load =higher risk?

My partner of 12 years was just diagnosed with AIDS.We both knew his former boyfriend was HIV+ but my partner must have got tested too soon after last having sex. Anyway, its a miracle that after being with him for the last twelve years and assuming...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You are indeed lucky in that you have not become infected. Both a higher viral load and the presence of other co-infections - particularly any open sores as occurs with herpes - raises the risk for transmission of HIV to you and also transmission... Read more »

Viral Load (VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS)

Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies) and ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I... Read more »
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Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My question is if you have a viral load of undetctalble, is there a lower risk of infection to you partner. Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »