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immunizations- Please help

Oct 11, 2006

I am newly diagnosed undetectable without meds cd4 750. My doctor suggested I have a hep a and hep b vaccine. will this effect my viral load? and if so will I resume my undetectable status? I don't want to aggravate this condition unnecessarily. thanks again

Response from Dr. Frascino


It is possible that hepatitis vaccinations (flu and Pneumovax as well) will increase your HIV plasma viral load; however, this increase is transient (weeks) and the benefit of being vaccinated far outweighs any even theoretical risk associated with a transient increase in viral load. I strongly suggest you proceed with your vaccinations as scheduled.

Good luck. Stay well. (The vaccinations will help you do just that!)

Dr. Bob

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