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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 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 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 ("swine") flu. However, "virally enhanced"... Read more »

Worried HIV Case Manager

Dear Dr. Bob,I feel embarrassed to ask this question but I have to. I am a case manager for HIV positive people. I interact with my clients alot. We hold a support group and plan activities together. Part of my job is to also educate the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No reason to be embarrassed about asking a question here! Have you taken a gander at the archives? Absolutely no topic is off limits or out of bounds on this site! After all it's all about life, love, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll!... Read more »
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