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Should Hiv Positive People Get The Swine Flu Vaccination?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (sometimes called "swine flu"). A flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu infection. For information about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines, visit H1N1 Flu Vaccination Resources . For information about seasonal influenza vaccines, visit Preventing Seasonal Flu With Vaccination . There are also everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause...
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Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What additional precautions (besides the normal ones) can an HIV positive person take in regards to... Read more »

swine flu vaccine causes ITP on hiv+ not on meds.

dear all the proteines contained on the swine flu vaccine accelerated a downfall on my bloodplates for 90K to 3K in 3 weeks time, causing ITP , now I am on prednisol and had to start with haart (atripla). My bloodplates are still low and fluctuate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for posting that-I had not seen a report linking H1N1 vaccine to severe ITP in HIV+ persons. We have been routinely giving the injection form of the vaccine to our HIV+ patients and have not seen any such complications Read more »

Swine flu

* Does Tamiflu and Relenza etc interact adversely with HIV meds - i.e can we take theses if we are on HIV ARVs?* Are people living with HIV of more risk to this virus than the general population?*Anything special people living with HIV should do in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drugs need to be taken as soon as possible after someone develops flu symptoms. Good luck.Dr. BobSwine flu and HIV-infected PeopleMay 2, 2009 Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu? Are there... 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 look at this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the importance of adhering to their prescribed treatment. H1N1 (Swine Flu) Immunization CampaignAre you planning a novel H1N1 flu vaccination program here in the U.S.?Yes, we are preparing for an H1N1 vaccination campaign. Working with Congress,... Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...has misinformation and confusion about what the virus is and what sort of threat it poses. This holds particularly true for people with weakened immune systems or some people living with HIV. To help us fill in that knowledge gap, we've asked ... Read more »
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FAQs About H1N1 (Swine) Flu Virus From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...it a live vaccine? Should HIV-positive individuals get the H1N1 flu vaccine? Does the multi-dosed procedure for swine flu vaccination pose a danger of cross infection? Preventing the Flu What preventive measures should I do to... Read more »
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FAQs About Flu Vaccines From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Who Should Get a Flu Shot? | Are Flu Shots Safe for People With HIV? | Flu Shots and HIV Testing | Avian Flu See also: FAQs About H1N1 (Swine) Flu Virus Who Should Get a Read more »
The Body

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

...to get the shot. "There's just not enough data for us to make a recommendation based on CD4 cell count, so we make it for all persons with HIV," explained Dr. Brooks. "We want to be conservative and do the right thing." The order of the H1N1 and... Read more »
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