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How To Treat Flu When You Have Hiv

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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
Ask the Experts

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
...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" folks with significant immune deficiency (CD4 counts less than 200) may be at greater... Read more »

swine flu vaccine causes ITP on hiv+ not on meds.

dear all the proteines contained on the swine flu vaccine accelerated a downfall on my bloodplates for 90K to 3K in 3 weeks time, causing ITP , now I am on prednisol and had to start with haart (atripla). My bloodplates are still low and fluctuate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for posting that-I had not seen a report linking H1N1 vaccine to severe ITP in HIV+ persons. We have been routinely giving the injection form of the vaccine to our HIV+ patients and have not seen any such complications Read more »

Follow-up to pneumonia question and 3-4 days of HIV meds

Dear Dr. Young,I have a follow-up to a question I asked and you answered. I don't want to be greedy as I know you get many questions. I just had quick follow-up.You said the strep pneumonia I got was not due to my CD-4 reading of 171 while I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...pneumonias, so I wouldn't discount that relationship.Rather, your very low CD4 count tested during the pneumonia was likely influenced by the acute illness, rather than representing a true baseline. Indeed, just as alluded to above, if you test... Read more »

pneomococcal vaccines flu vaccine

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV (age 58). I started Atripla 3 weeks ago; Initial viral load 1.6 million/ml cd4 count 230. I am currently being treated for a refractory C. Difficile infection. Otherwise my health is good. My primary caregiver...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I completely concur with your doctor. Preventative medicine, including pneumococcal and flu vaccinations and a screening colonoscopy (because you are over 50), are wise and warranted. Your HIV specialist physician will Read more »
Articles
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 from the 2009 H1N1 flu? What are the symptoms of 2009 H1N1 influenza? Read more »
The Body

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

... [Editor's Note: This interview was initially posted on April 29, 2009, when the virus formally known as novel influenza A (H1N1) was just beginning to spread worldwide. We will continue to periodically update this article as needed to ensure Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

... 2009 H1N1 Flu 2009 H1N1 Flu in Humans Prevention & Treatment Contamination & Cleaning Exposures Not Thought to Spread 2009 H1N1 Read more »
The Body PRO

Whatever Happened to H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV? New Answers at CROI 2010

...presents with respiratory illness should either be tested for H1N1 (if a rapid test is available) or treated empirically for the flu. For people with HIV, two H1N1 vaccine doses may be better than one. Markus Bickel of Goethe University... Read more »
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Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
...tongue? 3. I would also take like to take this opportunity to ask another unrelated question. One of the symptoms of HIV is FLU like symptoms, is this ?FLU? contagious, i.e if I have it can the FLU be passed onto others who don?t have HIV? ... Read more »

Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
...I just got another one today and I'm scared. I went to the hospital because I was sick because I was very deyhadtrated with flu like symptoms and some fever but not very high it was very low and lots of constaipation and the doctor said I had... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »

curious

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how can people have hiv and not know? Don't your body start feeling different? Read more »