|vaccinations for HIV+ Persons
Oct 21, 2007
Hi Dr. Holodniy:
What vaccinations should a HIV+ person receive and which ones should they not?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The general rule of thumb is that live vaccines (Measles, polio, yellow fever, etc) are NOT recommended and killed vaccines (influenza, pneumovax, hepatitis A/B, etc) are recommended. It also depends on the where you are on the HIV spectrum (advanced disease or AIDS or high CD4 counts and/or on HIV treatment), what other medical conditions you might have and other medications you might be taking.
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