|Yellow fever vaccination and HIV+ ok to get it?
Jan 23, 2011
I have a question if I may. I just got new job offer that involves lots of travel. There is a requirement of a yellow fever shot or eventually a medical waiver form. My CD4 count now is 436 and all the sites online i visited online states that i should be fine. Noone seems to have a detailed information if It is ok to get vaccinated. Just need advice and guidance on what to do. Thank you so much.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Need to weigh risk for acquiring yellow fever depending on where you are traveling versus the low risk for a problem when using a live virus vaccine when mildly immune compromised. Generally OK to use in HIV+ patients with CD4 count > 350 (likely better still if on HIV meds and suppressed HIV levels). KH
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