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Hepatitis B Vaccine

Feb 15, 2000

Dear Dr.-I was diagnosed in Sept of last year. Started taking Sustiva and Combivir. Numbers are now CD4 of 228 and viral load of less than 400. I have had one of the three vaccinations for hepatitis. Now for the question -- I am scheduled to go back in mid February to have the numbers checked again. If I get the next in the series of vaccinations will I "mess up" my numbers and possibly not get accurate results? Thanks so much for your help.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Probably not. Since you are on an effective regimen, it is unlikely that your viral load will go up with the vaccination. Keep the appointment.


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