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Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

Published
26 January 2014
From
BETA blog
Liver disease a major cause of illness and death across the EU: action needed to save lives

Liver disease is the cause of a considerable burden of illness across the European Union (EU), investigators report in The Journal of Hepatology. The authors calculate that 170,000

Published
16 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

Published
10 August 2012
From
EurekAlert
Studies from US and Spain show that hepatitis vaccination programmes not reaching target populations

The majority of US adults at risk of hepatitis B remain unvaccinated against the potentially life-threatening infection of hepatitis, according to research published in advance of print

Published
23 January 2012
By
Michael Carter
Third of the world infected with hepatitis: WHO

Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with one of the viruses that causes the liver disease hepatitis, which kills about a million victims annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Published
27 July 2011
From
Reuters
Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

Published
21 June 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Copy of Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

Published
21 June 2011
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
HIV-positive patients have good long-term responses to hepatitis A vaccination

HIV-positive patients have a good response to vaccination against hepatitis A virus, US investigators report in the June 15th edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Overall, 85%

Published
03 June 2011
By
Michael Carter
HIV-Positive Men Need a Booster Dose of the Hep A Vaccine

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)  required an extra booster dose to have an equivalent response to the vaccine as HIV-negative men, findings presented at the 50th ICAAC show.

Published
15 September 2010
From
AIDSMeds.com
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