|Immunization for PCP and TB
Aug 23, 2001
Would a HIV+ person benefit from immunization for PCP & TB? Would it prevent the person from getting the diseases in future? if not what can one do?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
There is no immunization for PCP yet. BCG, which is used in some countries-- especially developing countries-- to prevent TB, is not used in the U.S. because it causes a positive TB skin test and it is more valuable to look for a positive skin test to detect TB in the U.S. where it is not very common. Also, it is an imperfect form of protection.
Is the window period the same for other HIV strains?
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