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Engerix B Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Serbia calling... failure in hep B vaccination and more...

Hello dear Dr. McGovern,I am writing to ask about vaccination against hepatitis A and B. I read here on this website that all people who are HIV positive and men who have sex with men should be vaccinated against hep B and hep A. That is the reason...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Good questions.You point out a very important issue for HIV infected patients. Hepatitis B vaccine leads to protection in greater than 90 percent of individuals, but those with HIV infection have lower rates of efficacy. There Read more »

Hep B immunisation for hiv positive folks

Dear Robert,You are wonderful and your comments in this forum helped me a lot! I am HIV positive.... Read more »

hepatitis a and b vaccination

my son lost the last shot of hepatitis vaccination a and b.it was in 2007. do I need to repeat the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...disease programs Institutions and nonresidential day care facilities for developmentally disabled persons What are the Hepatitis B vaccines licensed for use in the United States? Two single-antigen vaccines and three combination... 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

...Pediatr Infect Dis J 1992;11:866-74. CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP): inactivated hepatitis B virus vaccine . MMWR 1982;31:317-8, 327-8. CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices... Read more »
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Types of Vaccines

...be prevented by vaccines. The combination vaccine called Twinrix ® combines two vaccines -- Havrix ® for hepatitis A and Engerix-B ® for hepatitis B. This combination vaccine is recommended for those at risk of exposure to hepatitis A and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twinrix: Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccine

...Single-antigen vaccine(s) followed by combination vaccine: Following one dose each of adult single-antigen hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines: Two doses of combination vaccine or one dose of combination vaccine followed by one dose of adult... Read more »
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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
it 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
Hi Everybody, I had a risky exposure. I live in canada. I got tested for p24 on 19th day, 4 weeks MEIA, 8 weeks MEIA, 12 weeks MEIA, all negative. I still have digestion problems, my stool comes out in the same order I ate food and has the... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs,... Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »