Posts Tagged Covid-19

HIV and COVID-19: What Do We Know Now? (POZ.com)

Larger studies suggest people living with HIV might have a modestly higher risk of severe COVID-19, but much remains to be learned. https://www.poz.com/article/hiv-covid19-know-now “In the early days of the pandemic, POZ published a roundup of What People With HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus. Many HIV-positive people were concerned about their risk because immune suppression is linked to more severe COVID-19. What’s more, nearly half of people living with HIV are over 50 and many have underlying health conditions associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes. […]

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BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS CDET Committee Statement on the use of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) in Persons living with HIV

http://bccfe.ca/therapeutic-guidelines/healthcare-providers/therapeutic-guidelines/bc-centre-excellence-hivaids-cdet-committee-statement The BC-CfE’s Committee for Drug Evaluation and Therapy has evaluated the use of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccines for Persons Living With HIV. It is the opinion of the CDET that People living with HIV (PWLH) aged 18 years or older may be vaccinated for Covid-19 if they meet current public health criteria for priority groups and if they have no contraindications. These are not live-virus vaccines and are not expected to be associated with more serious adverse […]

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Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines (NACI)

“The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is an External Advisory Body that provides the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) with independent, ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public health advice in response to questions from PHAC relating to immunization.” https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/recommendations-use-covid-19-vaccines.html Immunosuppressed persons 4. NACI recommends that COVID-19 vaccine should not be routinely offered to individuals who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment until further evidence is available (Strong NACI Recommendation). However, a complete series with a COVID-19 […]

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