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hep b post vaccine
Apr 6, 2006

I went toa correction facility called Harris County Boot Camp in November of 2000. I called to see if they gave me Hep B vaccines and they said that they did give me Hepatitus A and B. My question is, I just got tested for Hep B and they said that my Tator came up positive. Thats all the info I got. Can my Hep B vaccination from 5 years ago make this positive, and do I have anything to worry about? I am awaiting a more extensive test and this anticipation is killing me.

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you were not exposed to hepatitis viruses and you were vaccinated, your tests should show the following:

1. Hepatitis A: IgG antibodies positive

2. Hepatitis B: only test which should be positive is your surface antibody.

3. Hepatitis C: antibody should be negative since there is no vaccine for hepatitis C.



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