People who are infected with
HIV are much more likely to develop pneumonia. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends pneumococcal
vaccination for anyone infected with HIV. If it has been more than 5 years
since you have had a pneumococcal vaccination, one booster shot is recommended
to complete the vaccination series.
This vaccine does not protect against Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common disease in people who have
If you've just found out you're HIV-positive, you may feel overwhelmed, fearful, and alone. Know that you are far from alone. Countless people and resources are available to help you and the more than 1 million HIV-positive people living in the U.S. today.
It may help to remember that being HIV-positive is not the virtual death sentence it once was. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). But being HIV-positive does not necessarily mean that you already...