People living with HIV are at greater risk of illness from a number of infections which can be prevented with vaccines, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, meningitis B, pneumonia and herpes zoster. Research towards the goal of a vaccine to prevent or cure HIV is covered elsewhere, in our sections The search for an HIV prevention vaccine and The search for a cure.

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Vaccinations and immunisations resources

  • Influenza (flu) and HIV

    People living with HIV are recommended to have the flu vaccine every year.Flu is very contagious and...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Hepatitis vaccinations

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

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Pneumococcal disease

    Pneumococcal infections are common in people living with HIV, even with higher CD4 cell counts. Vaccination and HIV treatment reduce the risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2

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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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