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Higher Dose Flu Vaccine Works Better for People with HIV

HIV positive people who received a quadruple dose of a trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine produced more protective antibodies without a significant increase in side effects, researchers reported in the January 1, 2013, Annals of Internal Medicine.

04 January 2013
US: New Pneumococcal Vaccines Recs for People Living with HIV

People living with HIV should receive two different vaccines to help prevent serious strep-related illness.  

19 October 2012
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).

18 October 2012
HIV viral load at yellow fever vaccine determines response to vaccine

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

29 March 2012
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.

28 February 2012
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.

20 January 2011
Daily Monitor
WHO Grants Prequalification Status To Pneumococcal Vaccine, Paving Way For U.N. Procurement

The WHO "has granted prequalification status to Pfizer Inc.'s children's pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13, paving the way for United Nations agencies and governments to start ordering the product," the Associated Press reports.

24 August 2010
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.