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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs. Sharing equipment also spreads hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other serious diseases. Infected blood can be drawn up into a syringe and then get injected along with the drug by the next user of the syringe. This is the easiest way to transmit HIV...
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hep b core ab igm-postive-- had hep vaccine

shouldn't I be protected from Hep B??-- currently waiting on a complet heb b panel----
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...An IgM would suggest recent/acute hepatitis B. You will need further follow up including your liver function tests. The pace of the follow-up will also depend on whether you Read more »

QUICK HEP B QUESTION

Hi doc McGovern, a quick Hep B questionMy test results are:Hep B HsAg- negativeHep B core antibody- negativeHep B- anti-HBs- 1.6 mIU/mlfrom what i understand, this means I got vaccinated and didnt respond to the vaccine or maybe a false positive.The...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Happy New Year to you as well!I suspect you may have been vaccinated in the past but may have waning surface (protective) antibodies.If you start your immunization series, I would get a surface antibody test two weeks after your first shot. If your... Read more »

hep B or C???

Hi doc,Happy new year first of all,I'd like to ask you in your experience which virus is most likely to self limitate between Hep B and C. I ask because eventhough both are really bad; most people are more scared by hep C due to the fast evolution...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Happy New Year to you as well!In general, Hepatitis B and C can both cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. However, more adults become chronically infected with HCV while most of those Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

... A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Double Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine Protects HIV-Infected Adult Patients

... In the current study, investigators evaluated a double dose of hepatitis B vaccine for HIV patients in a double-blinded, randomized, controlled study with numbers for statistical validity. M.O. Fonseca Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Community-Based Study of Hepatitis B Infection and Immunization Among Young Adults in a High-Drug-Use Neighborhood in New York City

...neighborhood characterized as a "drug supermarket," researchers conducted a community-based study of the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and immunization among young adults. From Bushwick, Brooklyn, the researchers... Read more »
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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »