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Hep B Vaccination Schedule In Adults

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. 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 disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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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 »

Vaccination Failure

Hi, I recently undertook the super accelerated schedule of Hep B vaccinations(0, 7 and 21 days) and had my antibody titre tested before and 10 weeks after my last injection. My first test showed a value of 0 and indicated not immune. My next test...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If you don't respond in a relatively few months like 6 months. Another course with double dose may work for you. If that does not don't worry, it is common. You probably have some degree of immunity too even if the titers are low. DTD Read more »

HEP B

Just got results of my test. It says Hep B SUR AG NEGATIVE AND HEP B SUR AG POSITIVE. Please kindly explain to me the basis of this result. I had my hep B vaccines two years ago.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B surface antibody means that you are protected. Read more »

Vaccinated after exposure to HEP B

I recently went to the doctor to have some tests done due to a risky sexual encounter 5 months ago. They tested me for Hep B, Hep C, HIV, Mono, Liver, Kidney, Thyroid. All of it came back normal, except they said I was exposed to Hep B but did not...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...If what they saw was a positive HB core antibody and no surface antibody, then you probably don't need the vaccine for hepatitis B, although hepatitis A vaccine probably would not hurt. DTD Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

...strategy are numerous, explained McInnes. "Young infants are vulnerable to numerous infections but they are least responsive to active immunization. Pregnant women do have access to healthcare and they do respond well to vaccines. IgG antibodies... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...positive for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. Gastroenterology 1992;103:590-4. Alter HJ, Seeff LB, Kaplan PM, et al. Type B hepatitis: the infectivity of blood positive for e antigen and DNA polymerase after accidental needlestick... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...role for neutralizing antibodies. Because sterilizing immunity does not appear to be either feasible or (as with measles and hepatitis B) perhaps even necessary to prevent disease, however, vigorous production of CTLs -- along with Th1 helper... Read more »
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Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »

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 »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...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 also read that the ELISA... Read more »