Flu Vaccine, Pregnancy, and HIV

A randomized controlled trial conducted in South Africa looked at women both with and without HIV who received the flu vaccine.  The vaccine proved to be effective (providing partial protection against influenza) in both women with HIV and women without HIV.


Madhi SA, Cutland CL, Kuwanda L, Weinberg A, Hugo A, Jones S, Adrian PV, van Niekerk N, Treurnicht F, Ortiz JR, Venter M, Violari A, Neuzil KM, Simoes EA, Kulgman KP, Nunes MC; Maternal Flu Trial (Matflu) Team. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 4;371(10):918-31.



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