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CDC Recommends Pneumococcal Vaccine Combo for Immune Compromised People

Immunocompromised individuals, including people with HIV, should receive both the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 13 and the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine Pneumovax 23 to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease, according to the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
18 October 2012
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HIVandhepatitis.com
HIV viral load at yellow fever vaccine determines response to vaccine

A higher viral load lowered odds of response to the yellow fever vaccine.

Published
29 March 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Group backs HPV shot recommendation for boys

The American Academy of Pediatrics has backed the Centers for Disease Control's recommendation that the HPV vaccine Gardasil should be offered to boys over 11 as well as girls.

Published
28 February 2012
From
Reuters Health
Uganda: HIV youth receive cervical cancer vaccine

At least 500 children infected with HIV/Aids have started receiving the cervical cancer vaccine at MildMay, an organisation that rehabilitates people living with HIV/Aids.

Published
20 January 2011
From
Daily Monitor
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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