Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine

Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Bordetella pertussis are bacterial upper respiratory tract pathogens, whilst Clostridium tetani is a toxin producing bacteria causing muscle spasm of varied severity. These infections are not considered to be more prevalent or cause more severe disease in HIV affected persons and vaccination should be administered in accordance with routine indications, regardless of immune status, HIV viral load and antiretroviral therapy (ART).