|hep A vaccine effective?
Oct 24, 2000
Dear Dr. Dieterich, I recently got the first shot of the hep A vaccine, and I have two questions. 1) Is my viral load expected to rise temporarily because of it? I have heard that it does with the flu shot. My current level is about 200 copies. 2) Being that my T cells are not that high (~250), will I get the necessary immunological response for long term protection? How long will the protection last? Is 6 month the appropriate waiting period for the next booster in my case? Thanks for a great, informative site. Gerry
Response from Dr. Dieterich
The data so far seems to indicate that HIV+ people respond to Hepatitis A vaccine just as well as HIV- people do. So go ahead and follow up with the 6 months vaccine. No reports of HIV increases after vaccine, but the risk would be worth it to be protected. You can ask your MD to check your antibody level a few months after your second vaccine. Good luck! DTD
can breast milk transfer hiv?
Hepatitis C protocol
- Blood In Urine After Masturbation Worried I Have HIV
- Jock Itch After Receiving Oral Sex Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Sore On Penis After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Tingling Lips After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Is Chlamydia In The Blood?
- 5 Month Negative Hiv Test
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.