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Flu Symptoms Sign Of HIV Infection

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Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will read it. What additional precautions (besides the normal ones) can an HIV positive person take in regards to this swine flu that is one step away from becoming a pandemic? Thanks, Dr. Bob, and God bless. Sincerely, Joe Swine flu (H1N1 flu)... 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

...with HIV because they are more likely to get serious flu-related complications if they get the flu. Those people living with HIV infection who have not yet gotten vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 should get the 2009 H1N1 flu shot now. (People living... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
The Body PRO

Whatever Happened to H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV? New Answers at CROI 2010

...not appear to have any negative impact on the CD4+ cell counts or viral loads of HIV-infected patients. People with advanced HIV disease, however, did appear to face a higher risk for experiencing potentially life-threatening complications from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV antibodies are called "HIV-Positive." Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years. As HIV... Read more »
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HIV infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of the symptoms for a few(three) weeks now. The muscle aches, and fatigue however, i haven't shown any signs of having the flu at all. Is it possible that i have HIV? Read more »

Can someone explainn "flulike symptoms" to me?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ok,they say one of the signs of HIV infection is a flu-like illness. However, I've (to my knowledge) never had the flu yet back in december had a bad (not BAD bad, I was still Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of things, than sometimes the general population does. But if those things WERE to be caused by HIV, it would be later into HIV infection right? Not 2-3 weeks after exposure????? I thought those kind of "things" start happening when your immune... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »