Patients with advanced HIV disease have a poor response to some immunizations. A case is presented of a Class C1 HIV-infected child who suffered three episodes of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B bacteremia despite having received the heptavalent conjugate and 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccines. Clinicians should expect some vaccine failures with the heptavalent conjugate vaccine in children with advanced HIV disease.
- Human immunodeficiency virus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)