Scientific article

Impact of a nurse vaccination program on hepatitis B immunity in a Swiss HIV clinic

Published inJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes, vol. 58, no. 5, p. 472-474
Publication date2011-12-15

We evaluated the impact of a nurse program for hepatitis B virus vaccination in a center from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study. Immunity (anti-HBs >10 IU/mL) increased from 32% to 76% in the intervention center (n = 238) where vaccine management was endorsed by nurses, but only from 33% to 39% in control centers (n = 2712, P < 0.001) where management remained in charge of physicians. Immunity against HBV in the HIV population is insufficient in Switzerland. Specific nurse vaccination program may efficiently improve health care.

  • Cohort Studies
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B / complications
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B / prevention & control
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs / methods
  • Nurses
  • Practice Patterns, Nurses' / statistics & numerical data
  • Switzerland / epidemiology
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
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Citation (ISO format)
BOILLAT BLANCO, Noémie et al. Impact of a nurse vaccination program on hepatitis B immunity in a Swiss HIV clinic. In: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes, 2011, vol. 58, n° 5, p. 472–474. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318237915e
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ISSN of the journal1525-4135

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