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. (PDF download)

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