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Author Topic: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION  (Read 1291 times)

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Offline UK_SL

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TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:46:11 AM »
Hiya all, I recently received a letter from my doctor telling me that I'm due for the above immunisations and was just wandering if it is advisable to go ahead with them and if their are any interactions with my status and my meds. I'm in Atripla - any help guys and gals?
05/10/2009 ~ DIAGNOSED, CD4 = 8
22/10/2009 ~ CD4 = 11/VL = 430,000, STARTED ATRIPLA and SEPTRIN
26/11/2009 ~ CD4 = 121/VL = 840
22/12/2009 ~ CD4 = 184 (6%)/VL = 340
11/03/2010 ~ CD4 = 177 (12%)/VL = 72
01/07/2010 ~ CD4 = 247 (12%) VL = 76
20/01/2011 ~ CD4 = 350 / VL = 29

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 07:41:53 AM »
Hello,


I had my tetanus and Diphtheria shots just a few months ago.  It's safe to get them.  I never had the polio booster. ( or if I did it was a while back.)

Here's the recommended immunization for HIV positives :


http://www.thebody.com/content/art6124.html#recommendation


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 05:22:50 PM »
UK,

Make sure that the polio vaccine you're given is the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) or Salk vax. It's injected. The Oral Polio Vaccine (aka Sabin vax) is a no-no as it contains live (albeit attenuated) virus.

MtD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 01:14:39 AM »
I was recently reading a question to Dr. Young at thebody.  I thought the yellow fever vaccine was always considered a no-no for people with HIV.  He was saying there are studies saying it is okay in HIVers with CD4s greater than 200 for several months.  He did mention HIVers on therapy.  This left me wondering if it would not be recommended for those with high CD4s, but not on therapy.

I've also wondered about the MMR vaccine.  My doc said I should be protected from getting it as a child.  I know there have been some cases due to parents afraid to vaccinate their children believing they cause autism.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q207436.html

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 01:20:17 AM »
I was recently reading a question to Dr. Young at thebody.  I thought the yellow fever vaccine was always considered a no-no for people with HIV.  He was saying there are studies saying it is okay in HIVers with CD4s greater than 200 for several months.  He did mention HIVers on therapy.  This left me wondering if it would not be recommended for those with high CD4s, but not on therapy.

I've also wondered about the MMR vaccine.  My doc said I should be protected from getting it as a child.  I know there have been some cases due to parents afraid to vaccinate their children believing they cause autism.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q207436.html

The "MMR Turns Kids Into Retards" theory has been shown to a huge pile of shit.

MtD

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 01:40:29 AM »
As long as you are not immuno suppressed in some form you should be able to take any sort of immunization including those with live virus it is literally only those of us with AIDS that it is contra indicated in.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 02:27:29 AM »
Thanks for the info guys.  Yeah, parents are putting their kids at risk due to bad info. 

Offline UK_SL

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 04:54:34 AM »
Thanks guys, great info.
05/10/2009 ~ DIAGNOSED, CD4 = 8
22/10/2009 ~ CD4 = 11/VL = 430,000, STARTED ATRIPLA and SEPTRIN
26/11/2009 ~ CD4 = 121/VL = 840
22/12/2009 ~ CD4 = 184 (6%)/VL = 340
11/03/2010 ~ CD4 = 177 (12%)/VL = 72
01/07/2010 ~ CD4 = 247 (12%) VL = 76
20/01/2011 ~ CD4 = 350 / VL = 29

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 08:01:44 AM »
I know for my pre-employment physical they wanted me to get an MMR (as one of my titers showed that one was not active any longer)  I had the boosters done in 1985 when I was in the military.  But, my ID doc said it was contraindicated for me (even with cd4 of around 470) at that time.  She provided a letter and that was sufficient for the pre-employ exam.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA AND POLIO BOOSTER IMMUNISATION
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010, 04:06:39 PM »
MMR contains active measles, mumps and rubella viruses. They've been attenuated (weakened) so they won't cause disease but pumping active virus into immunocompromised folks is a Bad Idea.

The prudent fiver always checks with her HIV specialist before being vaccinated.

MtD

 


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