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Does The Flu Vaccine Increase The Window Period

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...within 4 weeks of any vaccination. Flu shots have been studied more than any other vaccination for people with HIV. They are considered to be safe and effective. However, people with HIV should not use "FluMist" nose spray flu vaccine because it contains live virus. If your CD4 cell count is very low, vaccines might not work. If possible, strengthen your immune system by taking strong ARVs before vaccination. HIV-positive people...
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PCP Information and Confusion

Hello Dr.Bob,Yesterday I had my yearly physical with my PCP. I am a 28 year old sexually active male, I practice safe sex and just like having my blood taken, BP and cholesterol checked, I have a yearly STD and HIV test done. I am very routine with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests, the blood tests appear to be a bit more sensitive than the oral fluid tests. A negative rapid test outside the window period is considered a true negative. A positive test needs to be confirmed with a Western Blot test before the patient... Read more »

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
...results that are either in dispute or indeterminate. In your daughter's case of essentially no potential HIV exposure and a recent flu vaccine, you can rest assured her indeterminate Western Blot is not related to HIV seroconversion, but rather... Read more »

Did I get a False Positive?

Hello, Dr.I have just recently had a horrible experiance. On June 3rd of this year, I tested reactive with an Oraquick HIV test using an sample from my mouth. The counselor told me that the results were 99.9 percent accurate, but I had to do a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three months from your last potential exposure is not considered definitive or conclusive. So if you are still in your window period, your results (at least the negative ones) don't really mean much. Based on what you've written, I would indeed... Read more »

Flu vaccine dangerous during actute HIV infection?

Is it dangerous to be administered influenza (or other) vaccines if you were recently infected with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, the beneficial effects of appropriate vaccinations far outweigh any even theoretical risks associated with a transient increase in plasma HIV viral load.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 10, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing

...influenza B as have mentioned in the past. We did have a death in a child from influenza B. That is covered by the seasonal flu vaccine. We know that the update of seasonal flu vaccine is fairly widespread. And that the supply is nearing its... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 4, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing

...get a better handle on that. We know that in each flu year, that certain groups are very underrepresented in getting the flu vaccine, particularly African-Americans. Where for seasonal flu year after year, the vaccination rate among the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Media Briefing: Update on 2009 H1N1 Flu

...flu this spring or summer, do you have any cross-protection? Are you okay going into the fall? Do you still need the H1N1 flu vaccine when it becomes available? Anne Schuchat: This is such a common question that we have -- I wish I had a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 1, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Brief

...have in short order, but it will help us understand what has been happening to see what the infection rates are at different periods of time, of course, challenging with the vaccine and vaccine-induced immunity. Some of the laboratory work... Read more »
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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was Read more »

who appovred window period for hiv

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... cdc or fda appoved window period . dont they really have to make sure they know what they are talking about before telling people about window period to cover Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Published September 2001 Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine Early Detection and the Window Period Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after infection, but the exact time depends on several factors,... Read more »

as it is the period window?

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...as it is the period window? Read more »