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How To Treat Swine Flu 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 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

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 »

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

Common flu or allergies?

Hi Dr Bob!,I have a quick question for you. I am HIV poz and started on atripla about 2 and 1/2 months ago. I have yet to have my blood tests done but have been feeling great. My cd4 was at 250 and VL at 29,000 when I started treatment.I am from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not worrisome, particularly because you do not have fever, cough or other symptoms. Your symptoms are not consistent with swine flu either. Allergies are a possibility but usually would be accompanied by paroxysmal bouts of sneezing, itchy... 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

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 »
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

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 »
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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 »

flu shot

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

Flu

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are Flu like Symptoms ? 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 »