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Hep B Maximum Time Between Shots

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Emtriva

...contact: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235) Potential side effects and toxicity: Very tolerable. Side effects (rarely seen) may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Flare-up of HBV (hepatitis B) in people co-infected with HIV/HBV has occurred when Emtriva was discontinued (see tips). Skin discoloration (darkening of the skin on the palms and the soles of the feet) can occur, but is generally...
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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

can efiverinz affect the liver with hep B?

...after taking nevirapin 4 three yrs hep b was diagnosed and distantion of abdomen is the major sign.then the drug is changed to efaviranze and lamu+AZT can these also affects the damaged liver?can some amount of rotien be taken?what about...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B can cause inflammation and scarring of the liver. In this HIV infected patient it is important to obtain a liver biopsy to determine Read more »

Hep B shots again

I am not sure whether I received the hep b shots when I was younger and I am forced to prove to the college I will be attending this fall that I have received them. If I am unable to find my medical records, would it be unsafe to get the hep b shots...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You can get a blood test for hepatitis B and the hepatitis B surface antibody should be positive if you have been vaccinated in the past.Getting vaccinated again would Read more »
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Epivir

...(AZT+3TC), Epzicom (abacavir+3TC), or Trizivir (AZT+abacavir+3TC). It also has activity against hepatitis B virus -- so those with hep B should check with their doctors before going on Epivir to avoid potential resistance to a drug for HBV. --... Read more »
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Vaccinations and HIV

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs. Sharing equipment also spreads hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other serious diseases. Infected blood can be drawn up into a syringe and then get... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...had symptoms of AIDS (such as OIs) You are a pregnant woman You have HIV-related kidney disease You need treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) HIV treatment is recommended to be started in anyone with a CD4 cell count between 350 and 500 ... Read more »
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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 »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... 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 Read more »