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Becoming Immune To Hep B

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Immunization for Hep B

Can a person with the virus Hep B still get immunized or is it to late?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Immunization is to prevent HBV - not to be taken after infection. Read more »

Can I get infected with Hep C if I'm immune to Hep A and B?

I am currently living with 2 people that have been recently diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus. I... Read more »

immunity to Hep B

I am an chronic active Hep B carrier,if my wife is tested to be immuned to the virus without going... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Young Men's Survey Phase II: Hepatitis B Immunization and Infection Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers studied the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunization and infection among men ages 23 to 29 who have sex with men by analyzing data on 2,834 such men in six Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...positive for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. Gastroenterology 1992;103:590-4. Alter HJ, Seeff LB, Kaplan PM, et al. Type B hepatitis: the infectivity of blood positive for e antigen and DNA polymerase after accidental needlestick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...virus: a prospective study of 22,707 men in Taiwan. Lancet 1981;2:1129-33. Hoofnagle JH, Shafritz DA, Popper H. Chronic type B hepatitis and the "healthy" HBsAg carrier state. Hepatology 1987;7:758-63. McMahon BJ, Alberts SR, Wainwright... Read more »
The Body PRO

Immune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART

...suffered an hepatic flare, which we defined as a higher-than-normal ALT, basically. We hypothesized that this was basically an immune reconstitution syndrome. So the CD4 cells come back because of the HAART. You get a renewed response to your... Read more »
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Very Stressed, OCD , Sleepless . Can anyone help

Posted by sam111, 1 Reply
...testing .Thank God they used fresh syringe to pick my finger . I took baseline testing for hep C . And i am Vaccinated for Hep b and checked the immune status of hep b . I am immune to hep B form the test result . I am sleepless due to the... Read more »

For Switch625

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Switch625 - What do you know about the chances of getting Hepatitis B from a brief oral encounter, say cunnilingus ? 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 and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If I am a non-converter for Hep B immunization, does it mean that HIV will take longer to convert if it is in me? Read more »