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October 12, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Studies in HIV-Positive Youth and Pregnant Women

"'These studies are important because HIV infection and pregnancy both increase the risk for a poor immune response,' explained Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of NIAID. 'Moreover, children, young people and pregnant women are at higher risk for more severe illness from the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus ("swine flu") than other groups, and HIV-infected individuals in these populations may be particularly vulnerable.'"

Read more in POZ, October 12, 2009.