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2009 H1N1 and People with HIV/AIDS

January 19, 2010 3:00 PM ET

People living with HIV infection, especially if they have AIDS or have low CD4 cell counts (sometimes called T-cell counts), can develop severe complications from influenza.  This group is recommended to get vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 with the inactivated form of the vaccine (flu shot). They should also be vaccinated against seasonal flu with the seasonal flu shot.   People with HIV infection who develop flu-like symptoms should consult their health care provider right away to determine if they need treatment. Along with everyone else, people with HIV infection should take everyday precautions to protect themselves from the flu this season.

 
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