Getting Flu When You're Hiv Positive
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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. (See below.) Your partner has had one positive and two... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,As with so many questions, I've addressed this issue several times in the past. Consequently, the answer you request was already waiting for you in the archives. I'll repost an example below.Bottom line: no, your flu shot will not cause... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Joe,HIV-antibody testing remains very reliable. Your fears about a false positive resulting from your bout of hepatitis A 14 years ago or your recent cold are completely unwarranted. Please note false-positive results are quite rare and when... Read more »
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Posted by DAPRINCEZZ, 2 RepliesOkay so maybe I sound a little crazy, but I dont want to let my boyfriend out of my sight! Its not because I am jealous or anything its just because I am constantly worried! I am worried that someone is going to give him the flu, or he's gonna get... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »
Posted by shinpai, 2 RepliesHi,
I had unprotected sex with a guy on June 4, 2008. He did not ejaculate inside me. A week after I started yawning a lot and feeling sleepy all the time. I also noticed that I had softer than usual stool. Three weeks later I started feeling a... Read more »
Posted by Guddy, 3 RepliesI had an exposure of broken condom during vaginal sex with an HIV positive female CSW, am male in mid-march 2012.
Many symptoms started at 4weeks post exposure and some of them are still on.
Just to mention a few:
Flu the worst ever in my life, for... Read more »
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