Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Does vaccinations work on people with little or no immunity?

Suppose a person with HIV/AIDS is given a vaccination. Then, does it have any effect??


I think I did'nt make myself clear. I know that vaccines aren't cures. They are given so that the body can identify that particular strain of disease so as to prepare for future infections. The immunity is because of white blood cells which help to fight off infection (Which gets affected by HIV/AIDS).

Here's an example. A vaccine is given to a baby for tuberculosis. Suppose that the baby had a weakened immune system due to AIDS, then will the vaccine have any effect? Logic says that they are literally useless as the body has been stripped of its immunity. Am I right or is it otherwise?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Vaccines aren't cures, they're for immunity before you get a sickness.

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