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Smaller IPV dose yielded noninferior titers in HIV patients

January 24, 2015

A 40% dose of intradermal inactivated polio vaccine achieved noninferior antibody responses in HIV patients compared with a full dose administered intramuscularly, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.

“We conducted this study in HIV-infected adults because they have suboptimal responses to many vaccines even with well-controlled HIV infection, a finding felt to be related to chronic immune activation,” the researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. “Consequently, we felt that this population could function as a surrogate for populations in the developing world with suboptimal vaccine responses.” The researchers evaluated the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in 231 adult HIV patients with well-controlled disease (viral load<400 copies/mL) who were being treated at the Eastern Virginia Medical School HIV clinic in Norfolk, Va., between Sept. 7, 2012 and July 8, 2013.

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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Ebola virus mutations may hinder new treatments

January 23, 2015
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
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New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

January 23, 2015
Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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