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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?

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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.



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