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Hep A And B Vaccinations

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Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

Is it possible to get a positive Hep B surface Ag if I do a blood test within 2 weeks of receiving my third dose of Hep B vaccine? If so, how long should I wait to do a blood test to see if the vaccine works?thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Actually if you want to see if the vaccine worked, you want to get a surface antibody - not antigen....Routine checking is actually not recommended since the vaccine works so well. Testing for anti-HBs is recommended however for special groups:... Read more »

Hep A & Hep B Vaccines to a person with Hep C

What do you know about the viral load raising after a person with Hep C has been vaccinated against... Read more »

Hep B vaccine

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...Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended for people living with HIV (as well as men who have sex with men, health care workers, and injection Read more »
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Hepatitis A Vaccination of Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-1997

...Outbreaks of hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM) are a recurring problem in many large cities in the industrialized world ( 1 , 2 ) . Because Read more »
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Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...Blot would be negative if the person was truly negative. I took an ELISA today about an hour after receiving my second Hep B vaccination (series of 3 shots) and then it dawned on me that the vaccine may affect my ELISA results. Any help on this... Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test for hep b? Should I be scared of this? What I don't understand is... Read more »

Re jamie hep vaccine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi Jamie, if you were vaccinated in school,im sure it was for hep B , I knoww is one for hep A but in school it would have been hep B ,so i wouldn't worry about that, As for me I never was vaccinated , So my stress level 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 Read more »