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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not really
As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people.
Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles.

In brief: Not really
As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people.
Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes
Response to the vaccine will depend upon the level to which the immune mechanisms have been impaired.
One of the ways in which doctors measure this is by your number of helper (t4 or cd4) lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). When this count falls below 200 you are considered highly susceptible to infections and cannot fight disease. Your response to vaccines will also suffer.

In brief: Yes
Response to the vaccine will depend upon the level to which the immune mechanisms have been impaired.
One of the ways in which doctors measure this is by your number of helper (t4 or cd4) lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). When this count falls below 200 you are considered highly susceptible to infections and cannot fight disease. Your response to vaccines will also suffer.
Dr. Martin Raff
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