Mumps And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination in the past 2 or 3 weeks. Still, the "MMR" vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella is considered safe if your CD4 cell count is over 200. Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? Pneumonia: Having HIV greatly increases your risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia. The...
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Non HIV Aids

I have never seen this question answered. I realize this is a forum for people with HIV, but I think it might help everyone to understand this.Those who says HIV does not cause AIDS often site the reason HIV doesn't cause AIDS, because there people...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The point that doubters miss is that many (if not most) of the AIDS-defining illnesses can occur in persons who don't have HIV. For example, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (with immune Read more »

Mumps Outbreak- Immunize?

I live in Iowa.. and there has been an outbreak of mumps of sorts. Mostly on college campuses (I'm in a college town). I'm not a college student. Should I be immunized for mumps? I'm a 50 y/o male HIV+. Thanks.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The vaccine for mumps is given as part of the "MMR" or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. In general those born before 1957, which would be you Read more »

Mumps vaccine confusion

I work in the medical field and am starting a new job fairly soon,during my pre-employement physical they had titers drawn to check for immunizations,and found i need a Hep B booster and a booster for the Mumps vaccine,i contacted my HIV clinic,to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Even though mumps is a live attenuated viral vaccine, it is felt to be safe for HIV-positive folks with CD4-cell counts over 200 and CD4 percentages Read more »


Dear Mr. Frascino,I have had some blood tests done to confirm if i have suffered from mumps. My question is: would they also see in those same tests if i have the VIH? I dont know if you see all viral illnesses in this kind of test. Thank you very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV (VIH) testing requires a very specific test. Screening for immunity to mumps would not provide any information about HIV status. You can read more about HIV tests in the section titled "HIV Testing Basics" Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...Vaccines are one of the world's most effective tools for preventingdiseases. Serious illnesses like polio, smallpox, measles, and mumps have beennearly eliminated from many countries because of vaccines. Ideally, an AIDS vaccine would prevent... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...a mild case of disease, but then your immune system kicks in to protect you against a severe case. Examples include measles, mumps and rubella. Other "killed" or "inactivated" vaccines, like for influenza or rabies, don't use a living germ. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...should not receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots more than once every 10 years, or after 5 years if injured Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine usually gives life-long protection. If you did not get these vaccines as a child, you... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and flu vaccines. However, you should avoid live virus vaccines such as those for measles, mumps and rubella, varicella zoster (chicken pox) and yellow fever. For women who have hepatitis C virus... Read more »
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Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...anyone see on the news about the mumps epidemic? i saw last night that its in fullswing epidemic proportions in Iowa, and spreading now to minnesota,illinois, and Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 2 Replies
1. the normal ways to confirm an infected person are: a. elisa test....(positive more than once) b. western blot test.....(positive) c. rna test.......(positive and shows the viral load) 2. hypothetically consider that the person got... Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Spirulina named Calcium-Spirulan. It inhibits replication of HIV-1, Herpes Simplex, Human Cytomegalovirus, Influenza A virus, Mumps virus and Measles virus in-vitro yet is very safe for human cells. It protects human and monkey cells from viral... Read more »
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