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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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expuose to the HIV virus in a fight

how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your injury. If there was the possibility of blood to blood contact through the wound I would suggest getting the 6 month test just to put it to rest. It is true that over 95% of cases would be identified by 3 months, but a... Read more »

VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS

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...
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 immune cells get turned on (activated) to battle the unwanted... Read more »

Partners viral load and the flu virus

My partner told me her viral load was lasted tested in the 15000s and her CD4 count was 540 at 24%. She had not had any lab work done in 6 months. She didn't give me a specific number but said it was barely detectable so I figure less than 1000...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. Yes, other ongoing infections like flu can certainly increase viral load by 10-fold or more, mostly in those people not on HIV meds.2. Although her CD4 count is in the normal range, her CD4% has already declined a significant amount. Thus,... Read more »

Viral Load (VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS)

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. BOB I... Read more »
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ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" (REWRITE OF PT.1)

Posted by POZGAL43
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU RIGHT NOW! BUT I KNOW I GOT TO NAME YOU WHERE WE CAN BOTH HAVE THESE CHATS ON EVERY DAY BASIC.SO HOW ABOUT THE NAME "HERB" SO OK! "HERB" NOW WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS UNTIL YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND... Read more »

My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »

Is anyone else using the Chinese herb Zi Cao?

Posted by Anonymous
I got my diagnosis in Nov. Viral load >750000, CD4 282 on Dec.5. Entered into a study which didn't start until Jan 8. In the mean time I drank Zi Cao 9g per day as tea and ibuprofen to deal with painful lymph nodes and viremia symptoms. Viral... Read more »