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How To Manage Flu When You Have Hiv

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HIV and Flu Fears

Hey Doc,If someone has HIV what are the risks and complications they can have if they get the seasonal flu or even the H1N1 flu?Thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Excellent question! From what we know so far, HIVers in general do not appear to be more susceptible to or to have a significantly greater risk for complications from novel H1N1 Read more »

Swine Flu and HIV testing

Could having swine flu in any way affect the accuracy of an HIV test? Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...infection and certain cancers. An estimated 850,000 to 950,000 people are infected with HIV in the United States. People with HIV/AIDS are considered at increased risk from serious influenza-related complications. Studies have shown an increased... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

flu shot

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

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feeling sick, cause hes got a cold. i do too at that moment. the question is, if you're experincing the "flu-like" symptoms from HIV, can you pass them to someone else like a cold or are they exclusive to you? 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 »