herpes and TB
Aug 8, 2012
dear doctor, is zostavax recommended in hiv+? is there any TB vaccine or any advancement in newer TB antibiotics? thanx.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Zostavax is not currently recommended for people living with HIV, though recent studies suggest that the vaccine is likely to be safe in positive people with normal CD4 cell counts.
There is considerable need to discover new medicines to treat tuberculosis, especially drug resistant TB. While there isn't any new approved medication (yet), the discovery pipeline is looking brighter than in the past. This review article from Nature Medicine gives a nice overview.
Be well, BY
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