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Is It Safe For Someone With Hiv Get The Dead Virus Flu Vaccine

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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 Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Flu Vaccine Pros and Cons

What do you think: How necessary do you think it is that someone with HIV get a flu vaccine? Should someone on treatment also get a vaccine? Are there any dangers to flu vaccines?Thanks!...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I think it is a no-brainer. The flu vaccine is very effective and safe. Real flu, not that sniffle you had last year that you called the flu, is a major illness that kills (as in dead) tens of thousands of Americans each year. When you get it you... 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) in the near future. However, I've also read that the proposed multi-dose procedure is not safe from a cross-infection perspective. Have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no risk to the public if the vaccines from multi-dose vials are appropriately administered. I have not heard similar concerns from other professional medical or public health organizations around the world. Certainly single-dose vials... Read more »

the deadly virus

it is said that hiv virus cant live a long time outside the body, so how come needles and syringes that are contaminated with blood (that is outside the body) can transmit the virus ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

FLU VACCINES

Hey Dr. Bob,I don't have HIV. Is it safe for me (or anyone) to get both flu vaccines (regular and H1N1) at the same time?What I was HIV positive and didn't know it?Dexter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Dexter,It depends on the formulation of the vaccines. Folks can receive two flu shots or a combination of nasal mist and a flu shot at the same time. However, no one should take both vaccines in the nasal mist formulation at the same time. You... Read more »
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dead man walking

Posted by blu4good, 3 Replies
Posting on this board pretty much explains why i'm here. although i haven't received my test results yet, i'm pretty sure i'm infected.

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Positive living? Better off Dead??

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1995. I'm on my 3rd set of meds. I'm pill fatigued and frustrated living like this. I asked for a Holiday but my doctor explained my virus was too aggressive to take a break and be safe. I'm really bumming about this. I have... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

I'M dead

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My God why would someone do this. I practice safe sex all the time. I was in a bath house and a guy wanted to finger me.[anal] he reached up to a container and showed me he put a condom on his fingure. I had my own avalible but thought the place... Read more »