ROUTINE VACCINATION IN HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS - A REVIEW

JCC BORLEFFS*, MME SCHNEIDER

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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature from 1988 to November 1993 on the effectiveness of routine vaccination of HIV-infected adults. Data on the clinical benefit of vaccination in this particular group of patients are not available. In general, HIV-infected patients have suboptimal immunological responses to vaccines. In particular, an impaired responsiveness is found in patients with fewer than 200 x 10(6) CD4 + cells per litre. Consequently, it seems prudent to offer active immunization to HIV-infected subjects who are relatively immunocompetent. However, the usefulness of vaccination in those subjects who have a low CD4 + cell count is doubtful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-249
Number of pages6
JournalThe Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume45
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec-1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • IMMUNODEFICIENCY
  • VACCINATION
  • HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS
  • HEPATITIS-B VACCINATION
  • ANTIBODY-RESPONSES
  • CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDES
  • PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE
  • MEN
  • MEASLES

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