How is measles prevented in patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Measles immunization (in the form of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine) for everyone older than 12 mo who is infected by HIV, except those who have evidence of severe immunosuppression. Measles can be fatal in patients with HIV.

  • Immune globulin prophylaxis for HIV-infected children who are exposed to measles, depending on their immune status and measles vaccine history.


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