mechanism of antibody production
Apr 14, 2003
Dr. Dieterich: Are the same mechanisms involved with provoking immune response in Hep B vaccination, and HIV infection seroconversion? I am concerned about delayed seroconversion due to potential HIV/HepC simultaneous exposure. After the possible exposure, my physician has completed the HBV vaccine series, and titers have come back showing my body has responded to vaccination. My question: My body has effectively responded to HBV vaccination series after the potential HIV/HepC exposure. If I was truly exposed to HIV/Hep C at some point months prior to Hep B vaccine, would there also have been antibodies present to HIV/Hep C infection viruses as the titers to HBV suggest immune competence?
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