New UK guidelines on use of vaccines in HIV positive adults (2015)
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base
These comprehensive 94-page guidelines, updated from 2008, provide GRADE-based recommendations on the use of more than 20 vaccines in HIV positive adults.
HIV-specific guidelines are important due to more effective and wider use of ART together with new vaccines and vaccination practices.
Change in the 2015 editions include:
- Use of new vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), shingles (herpes zoster) and pneumococcus.
- New recommendations for HIV positive people for hepatitis B, meningococcus and pertussis vaccines.
BHIVA. BHIVA guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015. November 2015.
http://www.bhiva.org/documents/Guidelines/Vaccination/2015-Vaccination-Guidelines.pdf (PDF download)