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Hep A Vaccination Side Effects

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Thanks for all the great work you docs do on this site. It's greatly appreciatedI'm newly infected CD4 about 300, VL les than 16k. No meds yet.Should I get the hep A and B vaccine? If so, are there any side effects such as with the flu...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Thanks for your question.It is highly recommended that persons with HIV infection received vaccinations for hepatitis A and B (assuming that they haven't already had the natural infection), pneumococcal vaccine (to prevent certain types of... Read more »

Hep Vaccination

Dr. Brian Boyle, great web site. This is the flagship for HIV research. Here's my question:... Read more »

Vaccination Against Hep A and Bloodwork

I had a CBC on May 1 and all numbers came out quite normal. I just had a new one, less than a day... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

First Anti-Cancer Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine prevents hepatitis B disease and its serious consequences like hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Therefore, this is the first anti-cancer vaccine. Safe and Effective Medical, scientific... Read more »
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Booster Dose of Hep A Vaccine Needed in HIV-Positive Men

At the 2010 ICAAC, it was reported that an extra "booster" dose of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine may be needed for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). This is to get a vaccine antibody response equal to what was seen in HIV-negative... Read more »

HIV Vaccine Development in 2009: Looking Back (and Forward)

While at CROI 2009, I had the chance to talk with Mitchell Warren, the executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC). We discussed what's new in the field of HIV vaccine development. Can you tell us where we are in 2009 in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

Table of Contents Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Diagnosis / Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
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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 is still up there. Hope your... Read more »

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 »

Question regarding HEP vaccination and HIV concerns

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
I had a VDRL done as a follow up to my exposure to Chlamydia Jan 5 . Walk in clinics are the norm where I live because of how hard it is to find a regular doctor that has room for new patience. Just in case you'r wondering why I didn't ask him.....I... Read more »

HIV and Hep. B

Posted by CountTheStars, 1 Reply
I recently tested positive and I was vaccinated against Hep. B years ago. Does this mean that I am considered to have Hep. B as far as drug reactions are concerned since the antibodies are present in my system because of the vaccination? Read more »