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Vaccines

Vaccines

Aren’t we protected if we got our flu shot and are up to date with pneumonia vaccine which is good for 5 years, shouldn’t that protect us from Covid-19????????🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

A myHIVteam Member said:

Good morning honey. To clear this up they are currently working on a regiment of one of the HIV cocktails along with the component in the flu vaccine to create a possible vaccine. That will take anywhere from 3 to 9 months after trials to even consider. All we can do now is stay safe hydrated and clean. Much love.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Wonder` just Readn About this` This Strain has Been out For over 1 yr.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Hi @A myHIVteam Member I understand. I’ve got similar concerns because I have some medical issues that are not HIV related and my wife does too.
Hand washing, keeping away from obvious sick people, stop touching your face etc. that’s our best bet. I wish it wasn’t here too

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

The simple answer is no. This is new and they're just now starting to understand it. This is not medical advice but my care team, St. Joseph Tampa Care says that if your CD4 is good then don't panic. Call if you have trouble breathing or a fever 101.4 or higher call don't come in unless we ask you to. Most people will have mild to moderate systems and all that can be done is to let it take its course. Pastor David

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Agreed, the flu shot is not effective against the Coronavirus and from what I can read pneumonia vaccine is for pneumonia caused by a different infecting agent but they are still a good idea to have.
They are trying some HIV med to treat it but I see nothing that says by taking HIV medicine it will help you so don’t depend on it protecting you.
The best advice I’ve read is at POZ.com
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Among people living with HIV, “it’s all based on level of immune suppression,” Pergam told POZ. “For an HIV patient who is on stable antiretroviral therapy and has a normal CD4 count, their risk may be slightly increased. People often lump HIV patients with other immunosuppressed patients, but HIV is a different disease than it was years ago. For people who have a reconstituted immune system because of treatment, I think the risk is not going to be tremendously different.”
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That sounds like good news to me. It means for those of us with controlled HIV and good CD4 counts we may in as high a risk group as we thought.
I’m my case I have a heart condition so I’ve go additional medical issues that need to be taken into account and so may you.
Get your info for a good reliable sources.
You can read the full article at:
https://www.poz.com/article/people-hiv-need-kno...

posted almost 2 years ago
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