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Research Supports High-Dose Flu Vaccine for People With HIV

January 2, 2013

Researchers report that Fluzone High-Dose, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2009 for immunizing people 65 and older against the flu, is also effective in building a higher immune response among HIV-infected people. The University of Pennsylvania study compared the immune response of HIV-infected people who received the standard dose of Fluzone with a group of HIV-infected people who took Fluzone High-Dose, said Pablo Tebas, MD. The Fluzone High-Dose group developed more antibodies to the flu and had an immunization response more like healthy younger adults. Tebas noted that others with compromised immune systems -- people with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney failure -- might also benefit from Fluzone High-Dose immunization. It was not clear from the results of the study whether people with AIDS (

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