H1N1 Preparedness and HIV
amfAR H1N1 Briefing: Interview with Dr. Susan J. BlumenthalDecember 21, 2009
Michelle Samplin-Salgado sat down with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, Senior Policy and Medical Advisor for amfAR and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General to discuss the Congressional briefing on the implications of H1N1 influenza for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Novel H1N1 Flu and HIV-Infected Adults and AdolescentsSeptember 02, 2009
In this podcast,the CDC’s Dr. John Brooks discusses CDC’s Interim Guidance for HIV-infected adults and adolescents regarding the novel H1N1 flu virus.
Duration: 6 min 55 sec
H1N1 and HIV WebinarSeptember 02, 2009
On September 2, 2009 AIDS.gov hosted a webinar on H1N1 and HIV for Federal staff and grantees who serve people living with AIDS. During the webinar experts from the CDC, National Institutes of Health, and HIV grantees provided updates on H1N1 preparedness for the HIV community.
Duration: 1 hr
Prevent H1N1. Remember to:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cover your cough and discard the tissue.
- If you have a fever, stay home for 24 hours after the fever has ended.
- Get a vaccine when it becomes available.
Federal H1N1 Resources
- Flu.gov on Twitter
- Flu.gov on Facebook
- “What Adults with HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu” (CDC)
- “Interim Guidance: HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding Novel Influenza (H1N1) Virus” (CDC)
- Podcast with Dr. John Brooks, “Novel H1N1 Flu and HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents” (CDC)
- HRSA Guidance on Preparations for the 2nd Phase of the Novel H1N1 Influenza Pandemic (Fall 2009 – Winter 2010 Flu Season)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have suggested the following flyers from the Center for Disease Control that are ready-to-use and feature information on vaccine safety and healthy habits for a variety of vulnerable populations:
Protect yourself from H1N1
- English for African Americans
- English for Asian and Pacific Islanders
- English for American Indian and Alaskan Natives
- English for multicultural audiences
- Spanish for non English-speaking Hispanics
You and the H1N1 flu vaccine
Children should get the vaccine
Cover Your Cough
For more information on the convergence of H1N1 and HIV/AIDS, read amfAR’s fact sheet:
- 2009 H1N1 Flu and HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know (PDF 133 KB)
Heard a rumor about H1N1? Visit Myths & Facts to run a fact check and learn the truth. An additional resource is the CDC hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), which offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.