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Hep B Maximum Time Between Shots

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Swollen liver and repeat of Hep.B shots

Doctor,I was told my liver was swollen and I had a fatty liver. Further test results showed I was either getting over Hepitis B virus and my imune was very low. I had the shots when I worked at the hospital on the cancer floor as a nurse. I am very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A swollen liver is something you must get good follow-up for. I would want you to see a hepatologist.Fatty liver is common and can be benign. But if the fat becomes inflammed it can cause scarring. You may need a liver biopsy.As for the hepatitis B... Read more »

husband has hepB, can I become pregnant

hi,I am trying to become pregnant, but am worried that my 3rd shot of hep B vaccine is due after 4... Read more »

Should I repeat the HepB vaccine?

I am a dental hygienist and have had the HepB vaccine series two times in the last twenty years. I... Read more »
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For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
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A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
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coinfection hepb & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some... Read more »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? 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 »

HIV risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this is low risk but just want some advice...
Visited 8 call girls over the past few years - HIV status unknown in each case. Vaginal sex each time with a condom which worked well (no splits or spills). On one occasion I gave oral... Read more »