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Effectiveness Of Hep B Vaccine

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getting hepB vac for HIV+

Is it safe to get vaccinated for hepititis B if one is HIV positive?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No only is it safe, but it is recommended by the US Public Health service. It is also recommended for all kids by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is slightly less effective if you CD4 cells are low, but it is worth it. Go get vaccinated for B... Read more »

husband has hepB, can I become pregnant

hi,I am trying to become pregnant, but am worried that my 3rd shot of hep B vaccine is due after 4... Read more »

Hepb and tranquilizer meds

Dear Mrs Mc GovernI'm inactive carrier of hepb, e-antigen negative and HBV DNA between... Read more »
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A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
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The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
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Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

6weeks/post exposure/pep meds result

Posted by justagirl72
So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 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 »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I am a prostitute and don't know my status.
In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i feel i should get tested.But then if i come out... Read more »