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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of South Florida Studies Flu Vaccine, HIV

At several dozen sites across the nation, researchers will examine whether a higher dose of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine elicits a protective immune response in pregnant women, children, and young adults with HIV. The University of South Florida... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: Condom Access -- Porn Stars Vs. Teens; High-Dose Flu Vaccine Recommended for HIV; HIV/Pregnancy Myths; and More

HIV News & Views, January 10, 2013 - TheBody.com January 10, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV News... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Supports High-Dose Flu Vaccine for People With HIV

Researchers report that Fluzone High-Dose, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2009 for immunizing people 65 and older against the flu, is also effective in building a higher immune response among HIV-infected people. The University... Read more »
Ask the Experts

flu vaccine and HIV Elisa

Hi Dr Bob:in order to minimize the risk of a false positive on ELISA , how long should we wait to get tested for HIV after receiving the flu vaccine?what is the best way to make a donation to your foundation?thanksmarco...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Marco,I see no reason to worry about a flu shot's effect on HIV screening. See below.The "best" way to make a donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation? Actually there is no best or worst. We love and appreciate each... 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
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 »

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
Hello,No, it's not dangerous. Vaccinations may transiently cause a rise in viral replication, leading to a transient spike in viral load. However, the beneficial effects of appropriate vaccinations far outweigh any even theoretical risks... Read more »

swine flu vaccine causes ITP on hiv+ not on meds.

dear all the proteines contained on the swine flu vaccine accelerated a downfall on my bloodplates for 90K to 3K in 3 weeks time, causing ITP , now I am on prednisol and had to start with haart (atripla). My bloodplates are still low and fluctuate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that-I had not seen a report linking H1N1 vaccine to severe ITP in HIV+ persons. We have been routinely giving the injection form of the vaccine to our HIV+ patients and have not seen any such complications but will remain... Read more »
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Flu Shot

Posted by LoveMe, 5 Replies
Good afternoon POZ..can i get your thoughts on flu shot? 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 »

Vaccine Benefits Who

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Will a vaccine benefit those already infected?? Or will they have to continue coctail therapy??

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MORE GOOD NEWS! Therapeutic Vaccine Is Working!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. David Ho: "It's terrific. I would say full speed ahead for this particular research program."

The results "are extremely encouraging and what many of us had hoped we's see when the trial started," echoed Dr. Robert Schooley.

"There's still a long... Read more »