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How To Treat Swine Flu When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from...
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 »

Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. (They would never cause a "false-negative" result.)3.... Read more »

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
...Hi,Yes, I'd recommend getting the seasonal flu vaccination in September and then the new novel H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine in October when it (hopefully) will become available. If you had novel H1N1 viral flu in the spring, you may have Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak: Sept. 1, 2009

...feed: Click on (or copy) this link. Read the Stories Featured in Our HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak HIV Doesn't Increase Swine Flu Death Risk, Study Suggests An Update on What H1N1 (Swine) Flu Means for HIV-Positive People Organ Failure... Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
The Body

An Update on What H1N1 (Swine) Flu Means for HIV-Positive People

...transcript have been updated with more recent information. This is our second update with Dr. Gallant this year on what the swine flu pandemic means for people with HIV. We first spoke with Dr. Gallant in spring 2009 , shortly after the... Read more »
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Swine Flu

Posted by Seekyah
...Just want everyone to protect themselves, especially with this new swine flu. Please take care of yourself. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...told me that she is not worried and will eat some pregnancy pills. We ended up mating 2 times in the same night. I was having Flue Like Symptoms in start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish... 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 »

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 »