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Does Having Influenza Mean I Have Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

This 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,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

Objective Introduction Treatment of Confirmed or Suspected Influenza Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis of Exposed Individuals Antiviral Drug Use for Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Institutions Specific Regimens for Treatment and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: The NIH 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Trials in HIV-Infected Children, Youth and Pregnant Women

Why is it important to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected children, youth and pregnant women? It is important to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected populations, particularly children, youth and pregnant women,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 and Influenza Vaccination

Dear Dr. Aberg,Greetings from Europe!It is that time of the year when some recommend to take the influenza vaccionation. I have taken it for hte last three years and I am thinking not to take it this year. My CD4 are at around 560 and my vuris...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I usually recommend that everyone infected with HIV get a flu shot. There has been some controversy but for the most part, the flu vaccine is safe and it does prevent certain strains of flu. Individuals with HIV may get more ill when they have the... Read more »

Influenza A, H1N1

Hi Dr.,I am HIV+ and have been on meds for 2 years now. Numbers in the good range with an un-detactable viral load.With the 'new' flu going on, what preventive measures must one do to minimize the chance of oneself from catching it?And...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Tyra,Thanks for your question. Don't worry, you would not be the first HIV+ person with swine flu. There have been many. Like with "regular" flu, the best way to avoid it is to wash hands frequently, especially after touching... Read more »

Influenza Vaccine

I'm 60 and I have HIV since 1996, Is the Influenza Vaccine good for me? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it would be a good idea.... Read more »
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KISSING INFLUENZA!!

Posted by AussieDude, 1 Reply
My problem is:
I met a Girl Online on 13th June 2004 i.e, Last week and met her in real the very next day. I asked her wether she is infected from any thing like HIV or not. She claims to be having only me in her life and she agrreed that she was... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
* Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research... Read more »

what does undetermined hiv result mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what does it mean? and why is it happening to me plz.. Read more »

HIV does not mean the end of our life.

Posted by STDAsk
Still living strong with HIV:Magic Johnson and his wife 20years
Johnson,arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, Magic Johnson found out he had AIDS after a physical before the 1991-1992 season.

Recent news found he and his wife of 20 years... Read more »