Undetectable plasma HIV RNA load predicts success after hepatitis B vaccination in HIV-infected persons

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  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients respond poorly to hepatitis B vaccination. Records of 194 HIV-infected patients were reviewed for factors associated with successful hepatitis B vaccination. Thirty-four patients (17.5%) developed a protective antibody response. In a logistic regression model, only a plasma HIV RNA level of <400 copies/mL at the time of vaccination was associated with a protective antibody response (P = .003). © 2005 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
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  • Overton ET; Sungkanuparph S; Powderly WG; Seyfried W; Groger RK; Aberg JA
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  • 1045
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  • 1048
  • Volume

  • 41
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  • 7