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Top HIV Med. 2006 Dec-2007 Jan;14(5):154-8.

Immunizations for HIV-infected adults: indications, timing, and response.

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University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.


Vaccines routinely recommended for HIV-infected adults include those for influenza, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, pneumococcal infection, and tetanus. Responses to vaccination may be affected by CD4+ cell count and viral load. A number of live vaccines are contraindicated in the HIV-infected population. This article summarizes a presentation on immunization in HIV-infected adults made by David H. Spach, MD, at the 9th Annual Ryan White CARE Act Clinical Update in Washington, DC, in August 2006. The original presentation is available as a Webcast at

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