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Aim: Hepatitis A (HA) is a vaccine-preventable disease. In regions with good sanitation, men who have sex with men (MSM) are the key affected populations. During the 2018–2019 HA outbreak among MSM in Japan, we actively vaccinated MSM living with HIV (MSM-LWHIV) with Aimmugen. As previously reported, their antibody seroconversion rate due to vaccination was lower than that of healthy individuals. However, the durability of Aimmugen in people living with HIV has not yet been reported. We evaluated attenuation after the one-series vaccination (comprising three inoculations) and the factors associated with attenuation. Methods: We retrospectively examined anti-HA immunoglobulin G (anti-HA-IgG) titers and other clinical data from our hospital's medical records. Patients with no history of vaccination or HA infection (i.e., negative HA-IgG titers) who received one series of Aimmugen, achieved seropositivity, and anti-HA-IgG antibodies were tested ≥2 years after three doses were included. Fisher’s exact test and the Mann–Whitney U-test were performed. p 

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Hepatology Research

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