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Flu shots and AIDS/HIV

Is there a definitive answer on whether people with AIDS and/or HIV should take flu shots?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...There are several studies looking at this question that give conflicting answers. Some studies say that the flu shot causes a temporary increase in viral load. Other studies suggest that it does not. Here are the pros and cons of getting Read more »

Swine Flu and HIV testing

Could having swine flu in any way affect the accuracy of an HIV test? Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. to Help Association of Southeast Asian Nations Fight Bird Flu, AIDS

... Today in Hanoi, the United States pledged to support Southeast Asia's efforts against AIDS and avian flu and to build the region's capacity to respond to natural disasters. A joint statement established priorities for improving cooperation 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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa Prepares for Possible H1N1 Flu Outbreak Amid Concerns About HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases

... African countries are preparing for the possibility that the H1N1 flu virus could expand in the continent, which already is experiencing epidemics of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, the AP/ Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

true or fase "the flu shot"

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
...Is the flu shot actually a form of the flu virus and if it is, should people with hiv/aids be getting this shot Read more »

flu shot

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

The Next AIDS Genocide?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...The following article from the BBC details the possible effects of Bird Flu on HIV+ positive people. My question is when will a vaccine for Bird Flu be available for those of us with severely compromised Read more »