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If You Have The Flu Does That Mean You Have Hiv And Aid

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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
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Flu Shot No Gloves

I received a flu shot the other day at my doctor's office. The medical assistant who gave the shot did not use gloves. He removed th plastic cap from the needle and stuck it in my shoulder. After he took the needle out of my arm, he pressed a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Gloves are not essential for giving routine immunizations, such as flu shots, as this is an extremely low-risk procedure. Guidelines for when gloves should be used come from OSHA (Occupational Safety Read more »

Swine Flu

I will be taking a cruise to Mexico in a week. Considering the recent outbreak of the swine flu should I seek Tamiflu or a preventative measure from my HIV specialist before going? Thanks HIV+ 2 Years cd4=500 VL=263 No Meds.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The situation regarding the swine flu outbreak is changing rapidly. The CDC ahs now lifted it's advisory against non-essential travel to Mexico. Decisions need to Read more »

Flu Mist-H1N1

I received the H1N1 flu mist at work on Oct 16th, and I just read that people with HIV are not supposed to get the Flu Mist, which was not in my literature when I received the Flu Mist, my CD4 is 400 and my viral load is undetectable..should I be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hopefully you'll be fine. However, if you begin developing severe flu symptoms following your vaccine, be sure to contact your HIV/AIDS specialist without delay.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

nurses aid with needlestick injury

Dear Dr.FrascinoMy injury occured on Feb.2 of this year. I work not in a hospital but in a hotel which houses marginalized people most with mental illness and drug addiction. Many of our residents have hiv. And most would prefer to die in their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pathogens (hepatitis) is conducted per protocol. PEP is offered if the exposure is deemed significant enough to warrant it. OCD, AIDS phobia or whatever, the only way for you to "come to terms with this" is to follow the protocol and get... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

...cancerous tumors and two who had undergone a transplant operation. In just two people categorized as having "immunodepression," HIV/AIDS could not be excluded, according to Laetitia Vaillant, Pharm.D., an epidemiologist and the lead author of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...950,000 people are infected with HIV in the United States. People with HIV/AIDS are considered at increased risk from serious influenza-related complications. Studies have shown an increased risk for heart- and lung-related hospitalizations in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa Prepares for Possible H1N1 Flu Outbreak Amid Concerns About HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases

...possibility that the H1N1 flu virus could expand in the continent, which already is experiencing epidemics of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, the AP/ San Francisco Chronicle reports. There have been no confirmed cases of the flu virus... Read more »
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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 »
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AID Atlanta Seeks Executive Director

Posted by Anonymous
...employees, a network of some 1300 volunteers and an annual budget approaching $7 million. With the changing demographics of HIV/AIDS, its leadership, volunteers and clientele are increasingly diverse. The Executive Director is the chief... Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. Read more »

At Risk Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...am curious if the same improbability of getting HIV applies to drinks as well. A bartender making me an ice tea had a band-aid on his finger and he was squeezing lemons into my drink. 3 weeks later, I developed flu like symptoms such as a 101... Read more »

Canadian Cycles Cross Country In Fight Against AID

Posted by jjturner, 1 Reply
...himself as he travels city to city. Again, visit http://eastwardtrek.org/ to show your support for the Eastward Trek Against Aids! Read more »