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Long-term immune response to vaccines is impaired in people with HIV

The long-term immune response to most vaccines is impaired in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-anlaysis published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
22 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
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).

Published
06 December 2013
From
International AIDS Society
HIV-positive young women have adequate response to human papillomavirus vaccine

HIV-positive girls did not respond as well to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as HIV-negative girls of the same age, but they responded as well as

Published
16 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
High rates of anal HPV infection among young gay men

Prevalence and incidence of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) are high among young gay men, according to US research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Overall prevalence of

Published
28 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
08 February 2013
From
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.

Published
04 January 2013
From
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.  

Published
19 October 2012
From
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).

Published
18 October 2012
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Hepatitis B vaccine is effective for up to 15 years

Nearly all children who received three doses of hepatitis B vaccine achieved immunity, but about 20% fell below the protective antibody threshold by year 15, Canadian researchers

Published
12 September 2012
By
Liz Highleyman
Booster dose of measles vaccine achieves high levels of protection for children taking effective HIV treatment

A booster dose of the measles vaccine produces protective antibody responses and immunologic memory in children receiving HIV therapy, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
21 June 2012
By
Michael Carter
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