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Vaccinations and HIV

...load within 4 weeks of any vaccination. Flu shots have been studied more than any other vaccination for people with HIV. They are considered to be safe and effective. However, people with HIV should not use "FluMist" nose spray flu vaccine because it contains live virus. If your CD4 cell count is very low, vaccines might not work. If possible, strengthen your immune system by taking strong ARVs before vaccination. HIV-positive...
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Vitamin B12 shots

Hey Dr. Bob,I am an underweight man in my mid 30's who has been living with the virus since before '99. I am well educated and want to be impowered to make decisions about my care. My blood work has consistently shown low RBCs and high MCVs and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AZT, for example. The only reason to take supplemental vitamin B12 injections (or the new more convenient vitamin B-12 nasal spray, nascobal) is if you are vitamin B12 deficient. This can be determined with a simple blood test.A bigger problem is... Read more »

B12 (liquid)

Have you heard any more on a spray B-12 that was discussed here last april? There are also lozenges and a liquid B-12 that goes under the tongue. Have you heard anything on these? I guess I'm looking for info on whether these are a true means of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...though inconvenient, is the most reliable route of administration. Vitamin B-12 is also available by prescription in a nasal spray delivery called Nascobal, which is available in 5 ml. Solution. The concentration is Vitamin B-12 500-mcg/0.1 ml.... Read more »

HIV transmission through nasal spray

An HIV positive friend used my nasal spray a couple of days ago. And I used it the next morning - having forgotten that he used it. I'm very concerned. I don't know if there was blood on there, cause I didn't look at the tip before using. There was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. But do advise your positively charged buddy he needs to buy his own nose spray.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

Spray me with your best shot

O.k so I was at school and passed by a girl who happened to laugh so hard as I passed by and I felt her spray me with her saliva. It felt like one of those darned water bottle things that have a fan attached to them that they sell at amusement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So just your walking by caused a gal to guffaw so hard she sprayed everything in sight with spittle and goobers? Dude, maybe you need to rethink your outfit. That fashion-forward look obviously Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

...lozenges that reduce nicotine cravings are often available over-the-counter. Prescription medications include inhalers and nasal sprays, and a pill. All these treat the physical and chemical symptoms of withdrawal. The use of the smoking... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

...exceed 10 mg Cialis or 2.5 mg Levitra per 72 hours, or 25 mg Viagra per 48 hours. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays with fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent), can occur and... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...of trazodone can occur with Rescriptor and therefore should be used with caution. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays that contain fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent) can occur with... Read more »
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Aptivus

...Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays with fluticasone (found in Advair, Flonase, Flovent), can occur with Aptivus/Norvir and therefore should be... Read more »
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Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...it. On the deodorant problem, it would burn when I would spray it, so to cool it down I would keep spraying it on. I probably sprayed it on 7 or 8 times a day. My arm pits were cooked. My armpits burn and itch, but are better since I... Read more »

Possibly the stupidest question asked here ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...... Can HIV be spread using deoderant(sp?) bottles? I was at a club and I paid a guy hanging around in the toilets to get a spray from some unknown dedrants across my armpits - it smelled like normal deoderant but I did not recognise the label ... Read more »

GROUNDED FOR LIFE

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
I am sorry, I have been grounded. The door has been locked and I didnt even get super. Ive got my lite-brite, my matchbox cars and whirlybird to keep me company.. Read more »