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How To Treat Influenza When You Have Hiv

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Get the Facts
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 Flu 2009 H1N1 in Pets Additional Information 2009 H1N1 Flu What is H1N1 (swine flu)? 2009 H1N1 (sometimes called "swine flu") is a new
Ask the Experts

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...influenza A (H1N1), should consult their healthcare provider to assess the need for evaluation and for possible anti-influenza treatment or prophylaxis.Treatment and chemoprophylaxisThe currently circulating novel influenza A (H1N1) virus is... 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
...200 cells/mm3 or less) may be at greater risk. In April, the CDC issued interim guidance for flu manage- ment for clinicians treating people with HIV. The agency noted that no unusual adverse effects of flu drugs have been reported among HIV... Read more »

atripla and flu vaccin

why should someone on atripla with an cd4 count of 600 indetectable vl have to get a vaccin against the flu? my first rationale would be: the person in questions has no compromised inmune system as the vl has been suppressed by atripla, so if that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES is recommended that nearly all persons with HIV receive the seasonal influenza vaccination annually- irrespective of treatment or viral load status.Tamiflu isn't a substitute for the vaccine, but an effective treatment for influenzas if... Read more »

Influenza A, H1N1

Hi Dr.,I am HIV+ and have been on meds for 2 years now. Numbers in the good range with an un-detactable viral load.With the 'new' flu going on, what preventive measures must one do to minimize the chance of oneself from catching it?And should one...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...change so it is best to be prepared. When the vaccine is available it would be a good idea to get it. The current strain can be treated with tamiflu (oseltamivir), which should be reserved for those with low CD4 counts or other underlying... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

... This update provides new information about vaccination and treatment of HIV-infected adults and adolescents affected by 2009 H1N1 influenza. Background HIV-infected adults and adolescents, 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)

...people get the seasonal flu vaccine? Will the seasonal flu vaccine also protect against the 2009 H1N1 flu? Is there treatment against the 2009 H1N1 flu for people with HIV/AIDS? When should people with HIV/AIDS be prescribed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Recommends Against Using Homeopathic Treatments for HIV, TB, Malaria, Influenza, Infant Diarrhea

... The WHO has warned that peoplewith conditions such asHIV, tuberculosis and malaria should not rely on homeopathic treatments, the BBC reports. The agency was responding to a June letter (full text available here ), in which researchers from Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...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 Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...malaise that could be caused by influenza or many other diseases. Many scientists and physicians believe it is important to treat during this acute HIV infection (provided, of course, that it gets diagnosed then). ...........To confirm an acute... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
... Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B. GLASER, M.D., and SAMWEL O. OYUGI, M.D. Staten... 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 »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »