Women with HIV can benefit from cervical cancer vaccine, study finds

04/22/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that a vaccine for cervical cancer was effective in women with HIV and also offers some protection to women who already had a strain of the human papilloma virus that is responsible for cervical cancer. Researchers studied 319 women in the U.S., South Africa and Brazil and found that 90% of women with recent HIV cases developed antibodies after receiving the Gardasil vaccine, as did 75% of women whose HIV had developed into AIDS. In addition, women infected with one or more strains of HPV could still develop antibodies to other strains after receiving the vaccination.

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