Does A Hep B Vaccination Last Forever

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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.

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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 »

Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

... People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...also with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. We examined hepatitis B [HBV] vaccine responses in our cohort of HIV-positive individuals, of which we looked at 626 participants... Read more »
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Poster Session 42405: The Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination in HIV-Infected Patients

...protective antibody response is typically found in 90% of people completing the vaccine. This study looked at whether hepatitis B ("Hep B") vaccination is any less effective in patients with HIV, and whether a lower CD4 cell count was associated... 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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