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Can The Vaccine For Hep A And Hep B Mess Up Your White Blood Cells

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) These measure the amount and volume of hemoglobin in an average cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from 4,000-11,000/mm3 in a healthy adult. A high count may mean that your body is fighting an...
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Hep B Vaccine

My blood work was done immediately after Hep B vaccination. My WBC was low, about 2.7. Would the vaccine have any effect whatsoever?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If the blood test was done within hours, I would not expect the vaccine to produce this effect on your WBC. I would simply recheck the WBC for follow-up. 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 »

Vaccinated after exposure to HEP B

I recently went to the doctor to have some tests done due to a risky sexual encounter 5 months ago. They tested me for Hep B, Hep C, HIV, Mono, Liver, Kidney, Thyroid. All of it came back normal, except they said I was exposed to Hep B but did not...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...If what they saw was a positive HB core antibody and no surface antibody, then you probably don't need the vaccine for hepatitis B, although hepatitis A vaccine probably would not hurt. DTD Read more »

Acute Hepatitis-B and Hep -A vaccine...help!

Dear Dr,I was as diagnosed with Acute Hep-B three months ago and got very sick, I am on the mend now and all liver enzymes are back to normal except for the fact that I am still waiting for Surface Antigen to disappear (however e-antibody is pos and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I don't think that taking the hep A vaccine will make any difference, and another round of hepatitis will be very bad for you. Good luck! DTD Read more »
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Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...experience. Rather, the immune system's response to the virus causes the damage. T-cells and cytokines -- chemicals created by white blood cells -- attack and kill infected liver cells. Chronic HBV is usually a slowly progressive disease, but... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test.... Read more »
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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

...colony-stimulating factor ). GM-CSF is a protein produced by many immune cells that encourages the immune system to make more of a type of white blood cell to fight infections. In order to improve the vaccine response for the 48 HIV-positive... Read more »
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Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA... Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...freaked out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having... Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? 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 »