Evaluation of the impact of HIV-1 infection and density of common nasopharyngeal bacterial colonizers in South African children immunized with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Background: Due to limitations in standard culture methods, the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) immunization on nasopharyngeal bacterial carriage density is unclear, including among HIV-infected children.
Author List: Olwagen CP, Adrian PV, Madhi SA.
Journal Name: Vaccine. 2020 Feb 11;38(7):1762-1769. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.12.033. Epub 2019 Dec 23. PMID: 31874779.