The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

A & B vaccines at same time?
Jan 1, 2002

Hi, Can Hepatitis A & B vaccines be given at the same time? How would you schedule out the shots for A & B? Also, if I received the B vaccine in the mid 80's, does it need to be repeated? (note - I just tested negative for A, B, & C, but do have AIDS). Thanks for your help.

Response from Dr. Fried

The HAV and HBV vaccine can be given at the same time. HAV vaccine requires two injections given 6 months apart. HBV requires three injections, usually at 0,1, and 6 months although other schedules may be used. There is also a newly approved preparation that combines the A and B vaccine and is given as three injections in total.

is hepatitis b in u for life?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint