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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Florida Infirmary Offers STD Shot

Starting this semester, the University of Florida's Women's Clinic is offering Gardasil, the vaccine that protects against the four types of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: STD Shot for Boys May Help Teen Girls

Since February 2010, North Carolina has covered Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine for boys through Medicaid. In males ages nine to 26, Gardasil is approved to protect against genital warts, anal cancer, and associated precancerous lesions caused... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. Persons at... Read more »
Ask the Experts

i had to get a rohgam shot

im having my third child and i had to get another rohgam shot, im worried about the chances of getting hiv or any other std from this as i know its made from human blood product. it may sound stupid but i would like to know the chances of getting it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are unwarranted. Rhogam injections are not a risk for HIV.Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV+ and Vaccination Shots

Hello,On 9-7-04 I was told I was HIV+. I have received a HEP A shot, TB test, Pneumovax, flu shot and tested neg for all other STD's. When I research material I find there is no mention of whether or not people who have received such...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
These vaccines have become a standard part of management because of the greater risk of infectious complications in HIV-infected patients. Vaccination poses some challenges though. Vaccines work best in patients with high CD4 counts and for this... Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

AIDS combined with another STD

What will the affect of syphillis have on a person with a very low T- cell count? What Kind of treatment is available?What can He expect?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Other infections, such as pneumonia, and vaccinations, such as the flu shot, have been shown to increase viral load when the other infection is acute (new). This is because both infections and vaccinations stimulate your CD4 cells which are the... Read more »
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hiv and other std stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. Im a 37 yr old gay male from Argentina. I was diagnosed as hiv+ almost a year ago. Fortunately my clinical status is fine and I dont need treatment yet. As soon as I was diagnosed, my doctor indicated a series of lab routines, and VDRL... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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flu shot

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

Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »