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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

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Very Confused About the Flu Shot and Testing (FLU VACCINE)

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks for your work, your forum is very informative. I have searched and searched everywhere for information about the flu shot reacting with the hiv test. I know its mentioned on your forum, but I couldn't find the answer to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I would suggest you get your 13-week test as scheduled. See below for information regarding the flu vaccine and HIV tests.Dr. BobGardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false positive HIV results and the Flu shot and you said this was false in 2005 but The New England Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, influenza vaccine can cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I have written about this Read more »


Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies) and ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. Read more »


Hey Dr. BOBI know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've already got HIV, right? But I just heard that getting a flu shot will make my HIV viral load sky-rocket! That scares me. Should we aviod the flu shot or not? I'm so confused....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Zorba,Here's the scoop. When flu or any germ for that matter gains access to your body, your body's frontline soldiers and defense mechanisms the infection-fighting Read more »
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What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

... Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu? What are the symptoms of 2009 H1N1 influenza? Read more »
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Key Facts About H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

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H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

...just following us on the phone, that the slides that you're unable to see are really just all web pages that are available on flu.gov and cdc.gov, and we'll make those, actually the entire format of what we're presenting today, available to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

H1N1 Flu Update: U.S. Flu Funds; South Africa Confirms First Case; EU Encouraged to Coordinate Pandemic Vaccine Policy

... Senate Passes Bill Including Flu Funds The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $105.9 billion war-funding bill that "includes $7.7 billion to prepare for pandemic Read more »
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...Just want everyone to protect themselves, especially with this new swine flu. Please take care of yourself. Read more »


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...I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

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...How long would it take for one to turn positive after the flu like symptoms subsided. Read more »
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