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The Conant Foundation
A community forum on HIV and Influenza
Conant Foundation and Project Inform
HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and other health issues facing our community
Visit our new section on influenza!
Three actions to fight the flu
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
1 Get vaccinated for both the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu
2 Use everyday preventative measures
3 Take antivirals if your doctor prescribes them
There is widespread flu activity in most states…
Seasonal flu: 30,000 per year in the US
Swine flu (H1N1): 60,000 US (projected)
Bird flu (H5N1): 60% death rate in Asia
Shot: Killed virus
Nasal spray: Live virus (attenuated)
Immunosuppressed people should have the shot, not the live virus..
Seasonal flu supply is gone
More Swine flu (H1N1) vaccine is not expected until end of year
Tamiflu 75mg twice a day for five days
Tamiflu 75mg every day for ten days
Sucrets or Fisherman’s Friend lozenges (for sore throat)
Lomotil (for diarrhea)
Evaluate for influenza
Evaluate for bacterial pneumonia
Evaluate for PCP
Lawrence Drew, M.D.
Jay Lalezari, M.D.
Alan McCord, Project Inform