vaccination titers prove immune competence?
Dec 2, 2004
Dear Doctor Dieterich:
I am concerned about delayed serocinversion due to a possible simultaneous exposure HIV/Hep C. Have had some weird symptoms and raiseed ALT and hypogonadism.
After my potential exposure, I had the Hep B series vaccinations, and titers developed. Does this prove immune competence? (ie., If I can make antibodies to Hep B virus, I should have made antibodies to prior HIV/Hep C infection) Sincerely, Probably worried well
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Sounds like you are immunocompetent. However that does not prove that you dont have something else. I assume that you tested negative for HIV and HCV. Great idea to get vaccinated! DTD
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