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Immunization of HIV infected children

Immunization of HIV infected children

Indian Journal of Pediatrics 79(12): 1634-1641

Immunization is one of the most effective approaches to reduce morbidity and mortality in HIV infected children. However, progressive immune suppression may lead to impaired responsiveness to most of the vaccines. Besides this, there are many other areas of concern in these children including risk of diseases and safety issues with live vaccines, need for increased amount or number of doses of a particular vaccine, shortened duration of protective efficacy, need for revaccination after immune reconstitution and effect of vaccines on HIV viral replication. Published literature on safety, effectiveness and immunogenicity of vaccines in HIV infected children and status of individual vaccines with existing guidelines has been discussed in present review.

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PMID: 22323103

DOI: 10.1007/s12098-012-0701-4

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