What Is The Difference Between Hiv And The Flu

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...complications from the flu: children six months to six years old; pregnant women or women who are planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with close contact with someone in a high-risk group. Some people are not recommended to get a flu...
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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. 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 Read more »

Swine Flu and HIV testing

Could having swine flu in any way affect the accuracy of an HIV test?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Next question!Dr. Bob Read more »

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
...will read it. What additional precautions (besides the normal ones) can an HIV positive person take in regards to this swine flu that is one step away from becoming a pandemic? Thanks, Dr. Bob, and God bless. Sincerely, Joe Swine flu (H1N1 flu)... Read more »
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What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

... Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. Thank you, Myles. My pleasure. Let's start with the basics. What is swine flu? Swine flu is just a new strain of flu that has not been circulating in the population. As a result, nobody has any immunity to... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

...cancerous tumors and two who had undergone a transplant operation. In just two people categorized as having "immunodepression," HIV/AIDS could not be excluded, according to Laetitia Vaillant, Pharm.D., an epidemiologist and the lead author of the... Read more »
AIDS.gov

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

...Gomez with AIDS.gov, [ www.aids.gov ] and I want to welcome everyone to our webinar and conference call on H1N1 preparedness and HIV/AIDS. And during the course of our time together I really hope that we'll be able to share some information; one... Read more »
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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 Read more »

flu shot

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »

hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »