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Offline John2038

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Immunistation injections
« on: October 05, 2007, 02:36:01 AM »
Hi,

I got a prescription for:

1- Immunize with Immovax pneumo
2- Engerix-B immunization protocol with boosters


I believe those are important preventive actions, but I have few concerns about it.
Maybe do you have the right answer(s):

1) I made my first blood test last Friday (CD4: 509 / VL: 1735)
As such I only have 1 test till now.
Taking these injections will not allows me to compare the evolution of my count.
I believe I will miss an important information. Don't you think ?

2) I have read in the signature of some in this forum which have taken preventive injection (e.g. flu) that their CD4 have increase to then decrease under the count the got before the injection.
As I don't believe there are any studies demonstrating such evolution (otherwise we won't allows this preventive action or not necessarily recommend them), so I can only base my judgment on a little samples of numbers.

What do you think ?

3) I'm wondering if such injection can have any side effects, or put me in the bed for few days.
As it can't happen now (involved in an important project these days), I would prefer to postpone this treatment for December then.

4) Are they any other preventive treatment that you would recommend ?


Your answers are much appreciated.
Thank you.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Immunistation injections
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 02:43:35 AM »
John,

The vaccines that have been ordered in your case are important ones and I encourage you to take them. The only vaccines that are contraindicated for HIV positive people are attenuated or "live" vaccines. Dead vaccines are quite safe.

The fluctuations you've seen in some members CD4 counts following influenza inoculations are coincidental. Absolute CD4 counts are prone to wide fluctuations which is why the more stable CD4 percentage is used to gauge immune function as a trend over time.

I would also encourage you to consult our lessons section on interpreting blood test results.

MtD

 


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