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!)
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