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What Is The Difference Between Hiv And The Flu

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

2009 H1N1 Flu 2009 H1N1 Flu in Humans Prevention & Treatment Contamination & Cleaning Exposures Not Thought to Spread 2009 H1N1 Flu 2009 H1N1 in Pets Additional Information 2009 H1N1 Flu What is H1N1 (swine flu)? 2009 H1N1 (sometimes called "swine flu") is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from...
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The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false positive HIV results and the Flu shot and you said this was false in 2005 but The New England Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, influenza vaccine can cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I have written about this multiple times over the past several years. (See below.) Your partner has had one positive and two... Read more »

HIV test indeterminate due to flu infection?

Hi BobI went to the doctor feeling crook on Tuesday, muslce aches, freezing, turned out I had 39 degrees C temperature. The doctor prescribed Tamiflu and requested a blood test (HIV and full blood count). I picked up the Tamiflu from the Chemist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Tamil will not affect the accuracy of HIV test results. However, having the flu or getting flu vaccinations might in rare instances induce cross-reacting antibodies, which could lead to an indeterminate (or even false-positive) result. (See... Read more »

Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

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
Hello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent... Read more »

Different etiology for HIV-related fatigue

I have been infected with the HIV virus 15 years ago. Four week after the infection through a needle exchange I start to suffer from fatigue and some cognitive symptoms that never went away regardless my general situation that is quite good (CD4...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloI thought I'd share your information with the readers.... Read more »
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Flu Shot

Posted by LoveMe, 5 Replies
Good afternoon POZ..can i get your thoughts on flu shot? Read more »

hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has different strains that you can catch. Read more »

A different angle

Posted by shaneinfl, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

I am a new poster here. Over the past several months, since an unsafe encounter, I have been reading the q/a's from the Dr.'s, as well as looking at the points of view from everyone on this board. You all seem like a great bunch.

I... Read more »

hiv flu/please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does the flu come like the stomach flu, very quickly with little notice with violent vomiting and aches and pains then diminishing quickly within two days?

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