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Hiv Shots

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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. (See below.) Your partner has had one positive and two... Read more »

HIV and flu shot

if my HIV status is unknown should I get a flu shot?... Read more »

HIV+ and Vaccination Shots

Hello,On 9-7-04 I was told I was HIV+. I have received a HEP A shot, TB test, Pneumovax, flu shot... Read more »

Getting Poked: An Annual Flu Shot and Living With HIV

Ria Denise I am curious to know why is it that when something is needed pretty much every year, the supply for such things do not meet the demand. In this case, I am speaking about the flu shot and this happens every single year. What makes this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Shot in the Arm for HIV/AIDS Treatment and for Public-Private Partnerships

Dramatically improving health care and increasing life expectancy by 2014 are two main objectives of a new government health initiative. The recently released targets include: Halving HIV prevalence among those ages 15-24 from 10.65 percent to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: A Shot at Syringe Access Reform

Because sharing needles is more effective at spreading HIV than sex, many states in the early days of the AIDS epidemic began to legalize the sale of syringes, and some even funded needle exchange programs. But in New Jersey, opposition to such... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Flu Shot Reminder

Summary: A good time to get the annual shots is October or November, before the flu season begins. Influenza shots are definitely recommended for persons with HIV or immune deficiencies. 1 They are often given in October or November, before the... Read more »
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flu shot

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

tetanus shot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know or could find out if having a tetanus shot 1 week after a possible hiv exposure could prolong the window period.Ive ask many people and no one can give me a straight answer,I was hoping one of you with contact with a hiv expert ... Read more »

Flu shots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wondered, is there any connection to HIV appearing in the system after receiving a flu shot? I never had any problems with my health until I had a flu shot for the first time. Then within two or three months, I was having chronic yeast... 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 »