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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...complications from the flu: children six months to six years old; pregnant women or women who are planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with close contact with someone in a high-risk group. Some people are not recommended to get a flu...
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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 multiple times over the past several years. Read more »

HIV test indeterminate due to flu infection?

Hi BobI went to the doctor feeling crook on Tuesday, muslce aches, freezing, turned out I had 39 degrees C temperature. The doctor prescribed Tamiflu and requested a blood test (HIV and full blood count). I picked up the Tamiflu from the Chemist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Tamil will not affect the accuracy of HIV test results. However, having the flu or getting flu vaccinations might in rare instances induce cross-reacting antibodies, which Read more »

Swine Flu and HIV testing

Could having swine flu in any way affect the accuracy of an HIV test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Next question!Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv and flu shots

Hey Dr. I was reading your response about flu vaccinations and wheather or not it can result in a false positive. I read that you said this issue was resolved. Well i recently went in to have an hiv test(HIV 1/2 EIA) done. right before I had the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Please note a reactive ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered a negative HIV-screening test. This was corroborated by your follow-up negative rapid test. There are many reasons for positive preliminary Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 Read more »
The Body

What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...stockpile it. It is available. Is this the sort of thing that is typically covered by private health insurance, Medicare, ADAPs [AIDS Drug Assistance Programs]? It's covered by private health insurance. I'm not aware of whether it's on ADAP... Read more »
AIDS.gov

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

... Miguel Gomez: This is Miguel Gomez with AIDS.gov, [ www.aids.gov ] and I want to welcome everyone to our webinar and conference call on H1N1 preparedness and HIV/AIDS. And Read more »
The Body

The Latest on H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV/AIDS

...where do we stand on H1N1 right now? And what have we learned in the past few months that's especially important for people with HIV, or those who are close to (or care for) people with HIV? As fortune would have it, the White House Office of... Read more »
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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 »

Lying about being HIV pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...me he tested all the time, but knew he was positive.......came inside me. He told me later. So, I am assuming that I have AIDS...until I can test. I have read garbage about..... well you have a 1 in 300 chance. But the research and... Read more »

flu shot

Posted by shadesofgrey, 1 Reply
...I just read on dr. bob column that a flu shot can cause indeterminate results on hiv test, does anyone have anymore info on that. thanks 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 »