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antibody conversion after hep b vaccine series

In the begining of the year i recieved the hep b vaccine. When i got the serum antibody results back i learned that my body did not convert. Today i started the hep b series all over agein. What i want to know is if my body will convert after this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you don't convert after one booster shot, you might want to consider getting double doses of hepatitis B vaccine - the same vaccine that is actually given to hemodialysis patients. A recent study suggested that this is a reasonable way to... Read more »

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Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
I've read that the vaccine could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I... Read more »

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 »

Hep B plesae help

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
Just got an email back from Dr. Ben on my HEP A, B,C. He told me that I have been exposed to hep B and he says its nothing hes worried about??!?!?! Yuck! I also told him that I did start a series on B vacs a couple years ago but never followed... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate or not?

17 weeks out would HEP B or C affect a HIV test?
Does it affect the test at all?
Does... Read more »