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

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...2009 H1N1 virus will continue to circulate among people for some time, perhaps as a typical winter flu. In fact, a 2009 H1N1 virus has been selected as the H1N1 vaccine component for the Southern Hemisphere's upcoming seasonal flu vaccine. (More information about the selection of the viruses for the 2010-2011 Northern Hemisphere flu vaccine is available.). CDC routinely works with states to collect, compile and analyze information about...
Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

dead virus?

I read somewhere that you can still get infected with HIV even if the virus is dead (i.e., dried blood) because it "comes back to life" when it comes in contact with your bodily fluids. SOunds ridiculous to me....there's no truth to it is there?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is neither Lazarus nor a vampire. It cannot "come back to life."Dr. Bob Read more »


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
...results that are either in dispute or indeterminate. In your daughter's case of essentially no potential HIV exposure and a recent flu vaccine, you can rest assured her indeterminate Western Blot is not related to HIV seroconversion, but rather... 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, Read more »
The Body

The Latest on H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV/AIDS

...CDC's HIV prevention team. If you have HIV or provide care for someone who does, do not get the nasal-spray version of a flu vaccine. Wait for the injection. Each year, there are usually two versions of a flu vaccine: the "live attenuated"... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...another vaccination. It's recommended that people living with HIV (or other immune suppression) should not get the live virus flu vaccine sold as FluMist . Although no firm data exist, some recommend avoiding close contact for two weeks with... Read more »
The Body

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

...typical risk factor during the typical flu season. Understanding the Results The image above is of H1N1 (swine) flu virus taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory. The researchers were not sure why obesity/diabetes appeared to be a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

...onset of Guillain-Barre syndrome during the 6 weeks after vaccination. Can people with HIV/AIDS receive the live attenuated flu vaccine LAIV (FluMistĀ®)? No. Persons with HIV/AIDS and persons with other medical conditions (such as asthma,... Read more »
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...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine 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 »

the other death viruses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anyone have any info on the other death viruses? I happen to know from experience that there is a strain of retrovirus that causes lymphoma/leukemia and leads to a pretty Read more »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
...pants were contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. Read more »