Adults with HIV are recommended to receive larger-than-usual doses of hepatitis B vaccine. They should receive 2 injections (1 in each arm) of the standard adult dose (using Engerix-B) on each occasion at 0, 1, 2 and 6 months. Limited studies in adults with HIV have revealed an improved and accelerated serological response to a schedule that consists of 4 double doses.6,7
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.