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Influenza And Aids

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A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have recent information that flu vaccination can cause some degree of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies, which can confound HIV-antibody tests. Generally speaking, these cross-reacting antibodies cause "indeterminate" rather than "false... 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... 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.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

... HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV kills or damages cells Read more »
The Body

What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...what sort of threat it poses. This holds particularly true for people with weakened immune systems or some people living with HIV. To help us fill in that knowledge gap, we've asked Dr. Joel Gallant for some insights. Dr. Gallant is a professor... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

... Having HIV doesn't make you any more likely to die from H1N1 influenza (also known as swine flu), according to a new French study . 1 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 Read more »
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Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...maybe the tingling too (since it could attack the peripheral nervous system temporarily). Once the acute phase is over (the flu syndrome) there is usually no serious long term adverse effect of CMV, as long as you STAY HIV NEGATIVE. There are... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have any of you wiyh this tingling and numbing been tested for CMV.I think thats my next test. let me know please Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if you can get the HIV RNA anonymously? The Dr was going to oderer it (or something like it - I just know he said it would pick up in the window period) Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cellular immune system fights infections with T-cells, including CD4 helper cells, which are depleted as a result of HIV infection. The cellular immune system is responsible for fighting a wide variety of viral, fungal,... Read more »