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Question

I’m due to travel to Africa, can I have the yellow fever vaccine?

My question is I’m going to be doing a lot of charity work in Africa and I want to have a yellow fever inoculation, is this advisable? My viral load is undetectable and my CD4 is 430.

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

The following link provides info about  getting the yellow fever vaccine when positive: https://i-base.info/qa/3067

At the moment though, it might be more important to think about impact of COVID-19 on these plans. Even when travel restrictions are relaxed, this might vary a lot on different countries.

2 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Sam,

    They are likely to be fine if they’ve been stored correctly and look okay. They’re probably fine for at least a year. But different ARVs might affect how long they might last. You can call the pharmacy or the doctor about this to check with them.

  2. Sam

    Hello; I’d like to ask if its ok to use ARV’s that have an expiry date of March 2020; I normally buy 2 extra bridge packs just in case. This morning i realized that the “last bridge extra” has an expiry date of March 2020,is it safe to use? what do i do?

    Thank you

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