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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 just had a dirty needle stick last week and my Dr. says I'm still showing up non-seroconverted. He asked me if I want to repeat the series and I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not sure if you mean that you knew that your were specifically exposed to hepatitis B virus. If so and your antibody is nonreactive, one approach can be the use of HBIG, a protective immunoglobulin. In the future, you can consider this... Read more »

HepB titer positive 1 year ago, now negative?

After receiving one series of hep b vaccinations my titer came back positive 1 year ago. Last week... Read more »

Question regarding HepB vacination

Hello Dr. Lynn. I'm HIV positive for 1 year and currently has UD viral load and CD4 around 500... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

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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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 »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »