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  • Vaccinations and immunisations

    An immunisation (often called a vaccination) is designed to protect the recipient against an infectious disease. Some people with HIV can be at risk of becoming more seriously...

    From: Living with HIV

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  • Pneumococcal disease

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). The bacteria enter the body through the nose and mouth, directly (when an infected person sneezes...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Influenza ('flu')

    Influenza, usually known as the flu, is a very common viral illness that affects the respiratory tract. There are different types of flu viruses, and different strains...

    From: Factsheets

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  • GP services

    GPs provide services that focus on maintaining people’s overall, long-term health. This is an important consideration for people with HIV. HIV-positive people are at higher risk of...

    From: Booklets

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  • Anti-HBV antiretrovirals may help ward off HBV infection in MSM

    Three antiretrovirals that also help control hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection—tenofovir, emtricitabine, and lamivudine—may also prevent HBV infection, according to results of a retrospective analysis involving men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Netherlands.

    24 April 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • US Group Issues Thorough Guide to Vaccination for People With HIV

    HIV-positive people and others with a compromised immune system should get an annual inactivated flu vaccine—and a wide range of other standard vaccines—according to comprehensive new guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

    06 December 2013 | International AIDS Society
  • Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

    HIV-positive women are living longer, but are now dying of cervical cancer. In Zimbabwe, cervical cancer is now the most common cancer among women, particularly those living with HIV. Activists are urging the government to step up efforts to prevent deaths related to the disease, accusing it of paying lip service to the problem.

    08 February 2013 | IRIN Plus News
  • 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 | HIVandHepatitis.com
  • 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 | AIDSMeds
  • 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 | 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.

    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
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