CDC releases flu guidelines for HIV/AIDS patients

December 13, 2004

Disruptions in influenza vaccine supplies are creating headaches. Faced with one of the lowest stocks of flu vaccine on record, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued interim guidelines on flu vaccination, prophylaxis, and treatment. CDC recommends that HIV/AIDS patients and seven other high-risk groups be vaccinated against influenza. Patients at highest risk should receive chemoprophylaxis and antiviral treatment under certain circumstances.