Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
Measles Seropositivity in HIV-infected Kenyan Children on Antiretroviral Therapy
Newman, Laura P. MHS*; Njoroge, Anne MBChB†; Ben-Youssef, Leila MD, MA‡; Merkel, Michele MS‡§; Gatuguta, Ann MBChB, MPH†; Ton, Quy MD, MPH‡; Obimbo, Elizabeth Maleche MBChB, MMed, MPH†; Wamalwa, Dalton MBChB, MMed, MPH†; Lohman-Payne, Barbara PhD, MSc‡§¶; Richardson, Barbra A. PhD, MS¶‖**; Nduati, Ruth MBChB, MMed, MPH§; Farquhar, Carey MD, MPH*‡¶
This article describes results from a cross-sectional study among HIV-infected children 15 months to 12 years of age who were receiving antiretroviral therapy. We found a low prevalence of measles IgG seropositivity (45.7%) and identified CD4% ≥ 25 as a predictor. Most HIV-infected children on ART were not measles seropositive and might benefit from revaccination.
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