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For How Long Is The Vaccine Against Hepatitis B Effective

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. 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 disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitus a abd b

How long are the vaccinations good for? THX
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A and B immunizations provide many years of immunity; HAV can be for decades. HBV immunity often varies from person to person; that is why we recommend checking your HBV titers (levels) after an exposure to Read more »

Flu Vaccine's and BLIPS

Could the seasonal flu vaccine or the N1H1 vaccine cause a Viral Load BLIP (slight to moderate rise) sometime after having one?I ask because I have been religious taking my HIV med's since 1998 and back in September & October I received my vaccines....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

H1N1 vaccine

HelloThis may seem like a silly question, but why shouldn't HIV(+) individuals get the "attenuated live virus" that is available through the flu-nasal mist especially if one has already had the regular flu shot over a month ago?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...B.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 »

Vaccinations for externship?

Hi. I am totally confused as to whether or not I can receive the vaccines that I need to go on my externship as a Medical Assistant. My doctor wants to put deferred on the form that the college provides but, this is not acceptable to the school. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...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? Can hepatitis B be spread by food? What is the hepatitis B carrier state? What are... Read more »
Project Inform

Types of Vaccines

...and Engerix-B ® for hepatitis B. This combination vaccine is recommended for those at risk of exposure to hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses. People at risk include those living with HIV. The Twinrix ® vaccination is a series of at least... Read more »
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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...understand is why there hasn't been any studies to see how effective hep b prevention is with condoms. Is it because there's a vaccine? It's also funny how this vaccine's not routinely given until recently. As such I haven't gotten it that's why... Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
...First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell response Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...in the gay comminity, all I ever heard about was HIV, and furthermore I always practiced safe sex! If I had known there was a vaccine to prevent this altogether I would sooo have done it PERIOD!. I would really appreciate ANYONE out there that... 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 »