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I was vaccinated against measles when I was a child. Do I need a booster now that measles is back?

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HIV Since 1995

The MMR Vaccine could be a big problem for those with HIV. It's made from live virus and is not recommended if T-Cells are below a certain point. However, in the event of a measles outbreak nearby, it might be worth the risk to take a live measles vaccine. However, adding two additional live viruses might be too much of a risk for someone with low T-Cells A measles only vaccine is needed for situations where a person and their doctor deem the risk of a live virus acceptable for measles only.

June 11, 2019

Caligirlsmf

I just asked my dr the same thing. There is a test to make sure the measles vaccination is still good.

June 8, 2019

Nick44

I was born in 1974, but I decided to get booster shots for TDaP, Polio, and MMR for my 40th birthday. Being HIV positive, I couldn't risk my immune system not remembering childhood vaccinations. A year later, I added Hepatitis A, Menveo for Meningitis, and the Prevnar 13 for pneumonia, followed a year later by the Pneumovax 23. Better to be safe than sorry. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of pain. Now we just need a post-exposure vaccine for HIV!

June 4, 2019 OKC

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