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Does Having Influenza Mean I Have Hiv

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Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

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
...Hello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent Read more »

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... Read more »

HIV and Flu Fears

Hey Doc,If someone has HIV what are the risks and complications they can have if they get the... Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

... [Editor's Note: This interview was initially posted on April 29, 2009, when the virus formally known as novel influenza A (H1N1) was just beginning to spread worldwide. We will continue to periodically update this article as needed to ensure Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...update provides new information about vaccination and treatment of HIV-infected adults and adolescents affected by 2009 H1N1 influenza. Background HIV-infected adults and adolescents, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts or AIDS, can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...950,000 people are infected with HIV in the United States. People with HIV/AIDS are considered at increased risk from serious influenza-related complications. Studies have shown an increased risk for heart- and lung-related hospitalizations in... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

... Having HIV doesn't make you any more likely to die from H1N1 influenza (also known as swine flu), according to a new French study . 1 Many HIV-positive people had feared that HIV might be 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 »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...on The Body: Shortly after getting infected with HIV, many patients have an acute (or "primary") HIV infection, a period of flu-like illness with symptoms like fever and malaise that could be caused by influenza or many other diseases. Many... Read more »

Is this HIV or something else??

Posted by Micky2
...old fiance, and from the 10 days of the last relation I began to have many strange symptoms. Pain throat, of head, tires, influenza, nasal congestin, respiratory problems, asthma, fever etc. This lasted by near month and means (I say, the two... Read more »

KISSING INFLUENZA!!

Posted by AussieDude, 1 Reply
...exchanged between us. And today its 22th june, wen i woke up in morning i found out that i m having some coughs, nausea and soem flu like illness but the Thermometer is not showing me any Fever. she calls me every day I ask her the same Question... Read more »