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Certain countries require that foreigners (typically long-term visitors) be tested for HIV prior to entry. See the U.S. State Department website for a current list of country requirements.
It is especially important for those with limited immune function to adhere closely to food and water precautions and insect protection measures, as advised.
Recommendations for immunocompromised travelers, including those infected with HIV and those receiving immunosuppressive medications, are the same as those for those with normal immune systems, except that vaccines containing live viruses or bacteria should be avoided, as below:
Yellow fever vaccine
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
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