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Hep B In Health Care Workers

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Hep V vaccinated, + antibody/- core, then + core 2 yrs later??

Dear Dr. McGovern, I would appreciate your input to this confusing situation. I had a 3-vaccine HepB series years ago (health care worker), followed by a + antibody, negative core, negative antigen result. Very good, vaccine was successful. I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would just repeat it again. I agree that it doesn't make sense and maybe it is just someone else's result. Read more »

Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has... Read more »

painful swelling bilateral anklessudden onset

my husband , age 48, has been HIV/AIDS since 1991. Onset of right ankle swelling and pain x 1 week,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes (jaundice). Your health care provider will check your blood to see if your liver is working normally. These "liver function" tests measure... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...most live vaccines (see below) including chickenpox (varicella) or smallpox vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination in the... Read more »
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worried

Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
... i had oral sex 2 times the last one was 33 days and the other was at 70 days. i was the receiving end.can you get hepatitis b from this? i see alot of mixed emotion about it. i took a hepatitis b and c test both cam e back negative. the problem... Read more »

HealthCare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with... Read more »