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
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a group of bacteria that are related to tuberculosis. These germs are very common in food, water, and soil. Almost everyone has them in their bodies. If you have a strong immune system, they don't cause problems. But they can cause serious illness in people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). With the right combination of medications, however, you can prevent or treat MAC. In some cases, you may need lifelong therapy.