|What Vaccination shots are safe to take?
Jun 17, 2012
I was concerned about what vaccines are essential and safe for me to take at this point as i have not taken any as yet (Besides the Hep A & B vaccine shots which i got before i was positive and also subsequent booster shots for it later.) I have read in some places that the pneumonia vaccine should be taken soon after one gets a positive result. Is it too late for me to take that vaccine now? Also vaccines for TB and HPV are they safe to take? As i understand the HPV vaccine was mostly recommended for women to prevent cervical cancer but i now hear homosexual men are also advised to take it. I am a gay man which is why i was concerened.
Please shed some light as to which vaccines are safe and should be taken and which ones should be avoided.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Here is the recommend list of immunizations for HIV infected people: http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/Recommended_Immunizations_FS_en.pdf. There is not problem for you to get the pneumonia (Pneumovax) vaccine now.
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