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Influenza And Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: The NIH 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Trials in HIV-Infected Children, Youth and Pregnant Women

Why is it important to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected children, youth and pregnant women? It is important to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected populations, particularly children, youth and pregnant women,... 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, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts or AIDS,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Trial of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Enrolling HIV-Positive Adults

HIV-infected adults currently are being recruited to participate in a clinical trial of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health, will... Read more »
Ask the Experts

influenza vaccine?

I am a nurse working with recovering substance abusers in a residential setting. Some are hiv +. should i offer flu vaccination to people with aids/hiv+ ? i saw a recent (Dec2000) article that seems to indicate that there are not as many adverse...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The official US Public Health Service advice is to vaccinate all HIV+s. Personally, I don't agree with this, as there are no substantial data that I am aware of that indicate that influenza is either more common or more serious in HIV+s, and... Read more »

Influenza Vaccine

I'm 60 and I have HIV since 1996, Is the Influenza Vaccine good for me? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it would be a good idea.... Read more »

Influenza shot interfere with Rapid testing?

I had unprotected sex with a friend of mine in July. I want to get tested in December for HIV to see if I am negative. However, on November 8 I got the flu shot. Can this interfere at all with a rapid elisa?Thanks...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
no;JLS.... 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...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Tyra,Thanks for your question. Don't worry, you would not be the first HIV+ person with swine flu. There have been many. Like with "regular" flu, the best way to avoid it is to wash hands frequently, especially after touching... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by AussieDude, 1 Reply
My problem is:
I met a Girl Online on 13th June 2004 i.e, Last week and met her in real the very next day. I asked her wether she is infected from any thing like HIV or not. She claims to be having only me in her life and she agrreed that she was... Read more »

AIDS research losing its steam

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Almost twenty years and still no cure or effective treatment (most are too toxic). I think there needs to be a new approach to this mess. What do you think?

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World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

World... Read more »

The Bell is Ringing-Bells4AIDS-World AIDS Day

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

"The Bell is Ringing" is a grassroots initiative of concerned individuals, who decided to mobilize communities and individuals from around the world to join a united effort to raise awareness to... Read more »