Vaccines are especially critical for people with chronic health conditions such as HIV infection. If you have HIV infection and your CD4 count is or greater, talk with your doctor about:Influenza vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu; Tdap vaccine to protect against whooping cough and tetanus; Pneumococcal vaccine to protect against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases.
Previously, the Panel recommended starting ART in persons with HIV-2 before clinical progression. Existing data on the treatment of HIV-2, and extrapolation from data on the treatment of HIV-1, suggest that ART should be started at or soon after HIV-2 diagnosis to prevent disease progression and transmission of HIV-2 to others (AIII).
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Continued Treatment. HIV is a manageable disease. But because older people are often diagnosed later, the disease may have had time to do more damage to the immune system.