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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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Flu symptoms 5 days post exposure

Hello,This past weekend I gave oral sex to a female strip club employee. I was drunk and drinking. I also have slight gum inflammation.On Monday I woke up seating in my bed. The temperature was normal. I also started to feel fatigued and developed a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, this sounds like a near-zero risk exposure. There are many thinks that you might contract (other than HIV) that might cause your symptoms.Unfortunately, even if this was a HIV exposure, you're outside the... Read more »

recurring flu like symptoms off meds

I have been poz for over ten years, on meds most of that time. I have been off of meds for about 7 months now and am doing well, t-cells at 550 and viral load about 20,000. I keep getting hit by migraine, fever, severe joint pain, sore throat. This...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Some HIV+s who have had a good response to therapy and then stop it are thought to have an illness that's like acute retroviral syndrome. That's one possibility. The other is that you have had separate bouts of "the crud" as... Read more »

Side effects of T-20: flu like symptoms, cough, weakness, fatigue ??

Three months ago I added Fuzeon (T-20) to my HAART (Epivir,Viread,Tipranavir,Nor-vir,Invirase).After a month I came down with flue like symtoms which lasted for about 2 months.The worst part was a total weakness in my muscles and a feeling of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost every patient on T-20 gets some injection site reactions while in only about 5% of cases are they severe enough to cause the patient to stop the T-20. A small % of patients < 1-2% get an hypersensitivity like reaction with systemic... Read more »

swine flu vaccine causes ITP on hiv+ not on meds.

dear all the proteines contained on the swine flu vaccine accelerated a downfall on my bloodplates for 90K to 3K in 3 weeks time, causing ITP , now I am on prednisol and had to start with haart (atripla). My bloodplates are still low and fluctuate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that-I had not seen a report linking H1N1 vaccine to severe ITP in HIV+ persons. We have been routinely giving the injection form of the vaccine to our HIV+ patients and have not seen any such complications but will remain... Read more »
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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 does that mean? Is it stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just... Read more »

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Okay, I know this is gonna sound like a stupid question, but I need an answer for it. abou three weeks ago i met someone online. all we did was oral and some fingering (we're both guys). a few days later me and a friend go to the movies, we both get... Read more »

FLu-like symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous
I had an encounter with a transexual male exactly 3 weeks ago. We performed oral on each other (no condoms) and later he was receptive anal (with condoms). at 2 weeks more or less, I freaked out about the posibility of getting an std/hiv (i had... Read more »

Flu Symptoms + Swollen Lymph Node

Posted by sammyg2014, 3 Replies
Hi! I'm a 21 year old homosexual male and I am really freaking out about the possibility that I could have HIV. I just took an HIV test this Wednesday and I won't get the test until after 10 business days. That's about in two weeks. It's really... Read more »