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  • Hepatitis vaccinations

    Effective vaccinations are available to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine against hepatitis C. All people with HIV should have these vaccinations unless...

    From: Booklets

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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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  • Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

    Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate is based on a study of more than 600 children and youth exposed to HIV in the womb.

    14 August 2015 | Science Daily
  • WHO: Guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among adults, adolescents and children

    Recommendations for a public health approach - December 2014 supplement to the 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.

    02 December 2014 | World Health Organization
  • NHS England: make sure your clients get flu vaccination

    NHS England has sent a letter to healthcare charities, including HIV charities, asking them to remind their clients that they are eligible for free seasonal influenza vaccinations and should get them. The flu vaccine is available from your GP and you are eligible for it if you have HIV.

    13 November 2014 | NHS England
  • Population-based evidence for the preventative efficacy of quadrivalent HPV in Australia

    A recently published study claims to provide the first whole population analysis of the impact on genital warts of a national HPV vaccination programme – and this may be the best predictor of the longer-term, and more important, cancer prevention benefits to be seen in future years. The findings show a decline of 89.9% in admissions involving warts from 2006/7 to 2010/11 for girls aged 12-17 yrs, a decline of 72.7% for women aged 18-26, and a decline of 38% for men aged 18-14 (the indirect effect of female vaccination).

    01 October 2014 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Flu shots effective in pregnant women with or without HIV

    Tests conducted in 2011 and 2012 show that the influenza vaccine effectively prevents flu infections in pregnant women, whether or not they are infected with HIV.

    11 September 2014 | Reuters
  • 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 |
  • 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
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