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Influenza Vaccination at a Reduced Dose Using Mesotherapy in HIV/AIDS Patients at the Hadassah AIDS Center, Jerusalem

2014-07-24 14:15:48 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Influenza vaccination has proved it's effectiveness over many years of usage including HIV/AIDS patients who are immunocompromised. In those patients, however, a noted rise in HIV viral load which follows intramuscular injection of the vaccine is of unknown significance over the long run. Mesotherapy is a procedure developed and practiced in france by which a reduced and diluted amounts of antigens is being introduced by multiple intradermal injections over the torso and upper back. Mesotherapy is mainly used as a vehicle for introducing pain medicine and cosmetics.

Description

We will test the effectiveness of mesotherapy as a vehicle for influenza vaccination.We will use 1:10th of the amount of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine in approx.50 HIV/AIDS patients.A control group of approx.50 matched patients for age ,treatment schedule and immune status will receive the regular injection of trivalent vaccine. We will follow patients clinically for symptoms compatible with seasonal influenza and for direct side effects of the vaccine.In addition we will measure anti influenza antibody in the two groups .Follow up will be for 6 months following vaccination.Anti influenza antibody will be measured at 1,3,6months using hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) test.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Influenza

Intervention

Mesotherapy

Location

Hadassah U. hospital
Jerusalem
Israel

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Hadassah Medical Organization

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:15:48-0400

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Species of the genus INFLUENZAVIRUS B that cause HUMAN INFLUENZA and other diseases primarily in humans. Antigenic variation is less extensive than in type A viruses (INFLUENZA A VIRUS) and consequently there is no basis for distinct subtypes or variants. Epidemics are less likely than with INFLUENZA A VIRUS and there have been no pandemics. Previously only found in humans, Influenza B virus has been isolated from seals which may constitute the animal reservoir from which humans are exposed.

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