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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ("Feline AIDS") and  the controversial new FIV vaccine

About FIV
bullet FIV info from CFA / Winn Feline Foundation (Updated Oct., 2002) A good source for general information on FIV.
bulletFIV -- Professional information on testing and management ('01) This educational material for veterinarians explains various issues in FIV testing and management. Although this 2001 article does not address the controversial new Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine, it is very informative.)
bulletAlso see one of the AAFP practice guidelines "2001 Report on Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management"

About Fel-O-Vax FIV -- vaccine

bulletFIV -- AAFP's FIV Vaccine Info Brief (Sep., '02) AAFP advises strong caution regarding the use of the new FIV vaccine, Fel-O-Vax FIV. The vaccine causes cats to test positive for FIV, and its efficacy is questionable as well.
bulletFIV -- Problematic new FIV vaccine (Nov., '02) AVMA reports the continuing cntroversy and confusion over FIV vaccine Fel-O-Vax FIV.

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Last modified: 05/29/2008