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HIV Infection and Adult Vaccination

Vaccines are especially critical for people with chronic health conditions such as HIV infection.

If you have HIV infection and your CD4 count is 200 or greater[1], talk with your doctor about:

  • Influenza vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against whooping cough and tetanus
  • Pneumococcal vaccine to protect against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series to protect against hepatitis B
  • HPV vaccine series to protect against human papillomavirus if you are a man or woman up to age 26 years
  • MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella if you were born in 1957 or after and have not gotten this vaccine or have immunity to these diseases
  • Varicella vaccine to protect against chickenpox if you were born in 1980 or after and have not gotten two doses of this vaccine or have immunity to this disease

If you have HIV infection and your CD4 count is less than 200[2], talk with your doctor about:

Footnotes


  1. If CD4 percentages are available, CD4 percentage should be 15% or greater.
  2. If CD4 percentages are available, CD4 percentage is less than 15%.

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