Dec 21, 1998
Dr.Cohen, which vaccinations would you recommed for an HIV+ person, female 21 years from Malaysia ? Treatment naive, undetect. VL , CD4 650 (30%). Thanx and merry xmas...
| Response from Dr. Cohen
I know little about the infections that lead to vaccination recommendations in Malaysia. Here is the US we recommend a tetanus/diptheria booster every ten years, a flu shot every year, and a pneumococcal vaccine once, with perhaps a booster in five years. We also recommend a Hepatitis A and B vaccine for those not immune through exposure to these viruses.
For more info, tho, you should contact a local/Malay ID clinic as to which are needed where you are - since vaccinations are recommended best on what you are likely to be exposed to, and that differs in each country.
Hope that helps.
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