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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...Rates of hepatitis C (see Fact Sheet 507 ) are very high in prisons and jails. Hep C is transmitted very easily in blood, or through tattooing or sexual activity. Tattoos received in prison are linked with increased risk for hepatitis B and C. Condoms are not allowed in most jails or prisons. What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? An inmate's health is a critical factor in how well they make the transition to life back...
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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 »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. 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 »

Hep B and HIV

Dr. McGovern:i recently tested positive for HEP B and for HIV. My T cells are 314 and viral load 65,000. My doctor said that we will need to delay HIV treatment until my liver heals. With these numbers, how worried should I be? Could the hep B be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...proceed with a liver biopsy as the first course of action to know how much disease you have.You can treat two things at once: Hepatitis B and HIV with drugs like Truvada which combines two drugs in one pill that are active against both viruses.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

...   HIV Hepatitis B (HBV) Hepatitis C (HCV) EPI Slowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

... Table of Contents Hepatitis B prevention How great is the risk for hepatitis B? You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you: How is hepatitis B virus spread? Read more »
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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 »

Sorry for the delay in posting-HIV Journey Update

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello my friends, Its been a while since I last posted and promised you I would provide any updates as they come along. Well here they are....Since the last post, I am knee deep in the whole acceptance phase. My attitude has changed for the better... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... 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 »