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Hiv And Pertussis

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Booster

I live in an area which is reporting a high incidence of Pertussis. I've recently read about FDA approval of Adacel and Boostrix, two boosters for Whooping Cough. Is this recommended for HIV+ adults and should I be seeking it from my doctor?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
These are combination products that contain triple vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that adolescents get this vaccine at age 12 instead of the dual vaccine for... Read more »

Neutrophils and Lymphocytes differential

I was tested negative for HIV-1 and 2 15 weeks after a high risk encounter. I didn't really... Read more »

Just diagnosed... panicked waiting for doctor

I was just diagnosed thru a local HIV outreach. This took two weeks. It will be two more weeks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of... Read more »

Recommended Immunizations for HIV-Positive Adults

Immunization Name Associated Disease Dosage Comments and Warnings Recommended for All HIV-Positive Adults Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Hepatitis B 3 shots over a 6-month period Recommended unless there is evidence of immunity or active... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers reported the isolation of the virus that causes AIDS. Since then, over 60 million people have been infected with HIV -- an estimated 2.5 million in 2007 alone --... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

OIs and Co-Infections and STIs -- Oh, My!

Now that powerful HIV medications can slow down the progression of HIV-related disease and even AIDS, more common illnesses (such as heart disease and cancer) have become a greater concern for people living with the virus. Still, some of the same... Read more »
Connect With Others

So your symptoms point ONLY to HIV.

Posted by crabman, 2 Replies
The news is now telling us that Lyme disease is widely under diagnosed. Symptoms include a flu like illness and a rash. Same symptoms as HIV....

SO if you have tested negative for HIV, then you may very well want to look into this. Read more »