Live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine for HIV-infected adults.

@article{Shafran2016LiveAH,
  title={Live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine for HIV-infected adults.},
  author={Stephen D Shafran},
  journal={HIV medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={305-10}
}
OBJECTIVES Multiple guidelines exist for the use of live viral vaccines for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), varicella and yellow fever in people with HIV infections, but these guidelines do not make recommendations regarding live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine (LAHZV), which is approved for people over 50 years in the general population. LAHZV is made with the same virus used in varicella vaccine. The incidence of herpes zoster remains increased in people with HIV infection, even when on… CONTINUE READING