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Hiv Increased Sickness From The Flu

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...Cleaning Exposures Not Thought to Spread 2009 H1N1 Flu 2009 H1N1 in Pets Additional Information 2009 H1N1 Flu What is H1N1 (swine flu)? 2009 H1N1 (sometimes called "swine flu") is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza...
Ask the Experts

Cold And Flu

I recently read a question to a well-known doctor at another HIV site about colds and flu. The doc said people with HIV are no more likely to get colds or flu than HIV neg folks. He also said having HIV would not make a cold or flu worse than if...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your timely question. People living with HIV are at increased risk from the complications of seasonal influenza infection and for this reason it is recommended that they receive an annual 'flu vaccination. The interplay between... Read more »

HIV and HIV-related sickness

Hi!Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. My boyfriend was diagnosed with HIV on May 20th, with an exposure date of April 8th and textbook symptoms 2 weeks after exposure. He has always had a fast metabolism so is trying to eat more...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...important to find out what his CD4 cells and HIV viral load are right away. Those two numbers can tell us a lot about his health.Flu like symptoms without having the flu are not uncommon in those with HIV, specially with higher viral loads. ... Read more »

Flu Vaccine's and BLIPS

Could the seasonal flu vaccine or the N1H1 vaccine cause a Viral Load BLIP (slight to moderate rise) sometime after having one?I ask because I have been religious taking my HIV med's since 1998 and back in September & October I received my vaccines....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, it is possible! Almost any vaccination or intercurrent illness can cause a transient rise ("blip") in HIV plasma viral load.Dr. BobH1N1 vaccine Oct 22, 2009HelloThis may seem like a silly Read more »

Why is HIV testing not compulsory?

Good Morning Dr Bob,My 3 months' waiting period is up and whilst I'm still working on getting my courage together for getting tested after several risky encounters with my Ex (thank goodness he's an ex now!!),I have been thinking much about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evidence pointing in a good outcome. i am contstantly convincing myself he is a bad person who woudl lie about it and every little ailment I have had since, i blame on decreased immune system. i literally have nervous breakdowns everyday and want... Read more »
The Body

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

...From Getting Sick From Swine Flu? There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...or immunizations, are treatments that build up your body's defenses against certain infections. For example, many people get flu shots each fall. It can take a few weeks for your immune system to respond after a vaccination. Most vaccines are... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...36,000 deaths in the US each year. This publication provides an overview of seasonal flu disease with a focus on preventing the illness. For more complete information on H1N1 flu, read Project Inform's publication, Novel H1N1 and concerns for... Read more »
The Body

An Update on What H1N1 (Swine) Flu Means for HIV-Positive People

...transcript have been updated with more recent information. This is our second update with Dr. Gallant this year on what the swine flu pandemic means for people with HIV. We first spoke with Dr. Gallant in spring 2009 , shortly after the... Read more »
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I don't know if I can do this...

Posted by allentownboy, 13 Replies
...has been almost agonizing today - vomiting, nausea, feeling "out of body", neuropathy pain, numbness and tingling in my legs, increased urination, drug fever, and dizziness. From one day's dosage!! My body was incredibly shocked by the meds. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...muscle or joint aches and pains, fatigue (she's a runner and actually kept running 3-5 miles a day throughout this period of sickness), and did not experience any night sweats. And no signs of a rash. One day she had to leave work becuase, in... Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...senistive skin, especially after working out; skin in neck, face, and scalp areas in general is redder ? when scratched, and an increase in small red spots that don?t go away. Also, for about the last three months I?ve experienced an on/off... Read more »