|Hep B vaccine
Aug 15, 2002
Dear Doctor, I am hiv negative, but have a question regarding the hep b vaccine. I always do complete blood work before entering a new relationship, and insist on the same for my partner. In these times I think it to be a responsible thing to do. I also work with children in school, so my district reccomends the hep b vaccine. However, I don't want to have a positive antibody response to hep b, and confuse my partner. Is that how they test for hep b? By antibodies? Or will the vaccine not confuse my true hep b status just in case someone wanted to know. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Fried
I believe in universal vaccination for HBV. A person who received the vaccine to HBV and became immune will be positive for anti-HBs antibody. All other markers of HBV, particularly HBV core antibody will be negative, indicating the vaccine exposure, rather than a natural HBV infection. Your partners should be pleased that you are taking these extra precautions. See your doctor about getting vaccinated.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Dry Cough After French Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Groin Pain After Sex With Hooker Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Red Spots After Performing Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Swollen Glands After Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Swollen Lymph Glands After Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Discharge After Insertive Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
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.