Oct 14, 2002
Dr. if I have been vacinated for smallpox as a child. Does this mean I need not worry about smallpox now. I am 40 yrs old. Cd4's 1350. VL 150. on Meds 6yrs. Thank you for your time.
Response from Dr. Henry
Their is concern that small pox vaccination-related immunity diminishes after many decades. Since the small pox vaccine is a live virus, it is potentially risky to administer in the context of immune suppression. For the time being, small pox vaccinationis NOT recommended for HIV + persons but their is discussion going on about that important issue. KH
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