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Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;57(1):122-5. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit165. Epub 2013 Mar 13.

Decreasing incidence of herpes zoster in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2Emory University School ofMedicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA. abeer.moanna@va.gov

Abstract

We evaluated the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected subjects. The annual incidence of HZ per 100 person-years decreased significantly from 6.3 episodes in 1987 to 1.0 episode in 2011, probably reflecting improved immune function.

KEYWORDS:

HAART era; HIV infection; herpes zoster; pre-HAART era; zoster vaccine

PMID:
23487391
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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