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Influenza Immunization For Hiv Patient

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Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

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
...from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent information that flu vaccination can cause some degree of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies, which can confound HIV-antibody tests.... Read more »

Swine Flu, to vaccine or not to vaccine

Dear Dr. Bob,There's talk that a swine flu vaccine will be rolled out in Australia (where I live)... Read more »

Hep A and B Vaccines for HIV+ persons

Do you recommend Hep A & B vaccinations for HIV+ positive persons and why or why not? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...outbreak or until discharge. People with advanced HIV disease who are not expected to mount an adequate antibody response to influenza vaccination should consider chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications for the duration of influenza activity... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

...the 2009 H1N1 flu virus. What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu? HIV-infected patients should take precautions to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu. Wash your hands often (or using an ... 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

...adolescents, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts or AIDS, can experience more severe complications of seasonal influenza. Among patients hospitalized with confirmed 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infections in the United States, the prevalence... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient With HIV/AIDS

...vaccination or 18 days after contact with a smallpox case. The following are relevant additional points to smallpox vaccination in patients with HIV/AIDS. Q. What is the expected outcome of smallpox in the HIV-infected person in the absence... Read more »
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...Here's a short power point presentation www.mcgill.ca/files/microimm/Sun_IHI.ppt One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking Read more »

HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »