HIV and Vaccines
Jan 18, 2008
Does seroconverting to HIV affect the effectiviness of vaccines that were taken before exposure to the virus? Would one still be immune to the diseases the vaccines were meant to prevent? Also, do vaccines confer the same amount of protection to an HIV-positive person who has a normal CD4 count?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Usually vaccines given prior to HIV infection still confer protection. Depending on the stage of HIV infection when vaccines are given, they may not give complete protection.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.