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New Tool Can Assist Adults in Obtaining Recommended Vaccines

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HealthMap Vaccine Finder

While we hear a lot about the importance of getting a flu shot, there are many other vaccines that are recommended for adults. Starting this month, it will be easier to find all of the vaccinations you need. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free online service that helps you locate nearby vaccine providers (such…

Preventing the Flu and Its Complications

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As daylight hours get shorter and temperatures are falling, we’re not only approaching winter but also flu season. While we can all find ways to enjoy the change of seasons, no one enjoys the flu — a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses spread between people. Seasonal flu is a special concern if you are a person…

Staying Healthy During Flu Season: Advice for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Flu season is upon us; so, it’s time for everyone in the HIV/AIDS community to prepare. We all know that that the flu can make anyone sick. But did you know that people with long-term health conditions—including HIV/AIDS as well as asthma, diabetes (type 1 and 2), and heart disease—are at greater risk for serious…

H1N1 Preparedness, New Media and HIV/AIDS

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to inform the public about how to prepare for and prevent H1N1 flu. We wanted to highlight a few new media tools that HHS is using to ensure public engagement and move information quickly.

CDC Publishes Interim Guidance for Clinicians on HIV and the Flu

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Earlier this week we blogged about the recent flu and mentioned that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was finalizing interim guidance for clinicians for the management of patients with HIV who have been exposed to or who have contracted this flu. Yesterday, the CDC published Interim Guidance-HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations…

2009 Flu and HIV

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Our nation confronts a serious public health challenge, the 2009 flu outbreak (commonly referred to as “swine flu”). To learn more about the potential impact of this new outbreak on the HIV community we reached out to Richard Wolitski from the CDC and to local HIV care providers across the country. We still have a…