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Hep B Vaccine Active Or Passive

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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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Hep A & Hep B Vaccines to a person with Hep C

What do you know about the viral load raising after a person with Hep C has been vaccinated against Hep A & Hep B - vaccines given at the same time 20 days before blood was drawn.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We don't have much data on this possible phenomenon. But given this happens in those infected with HIV where the HIV viral load increases after immunization, likely as a result of immune activation, it is very plausible this would occur. Read more »

Is it possible you can get the hepatitis B even if you are already vaccinated?

What if the person infected with hepatitis B is not aware she had it and then she was vaccinated against it and all the while she found out she is having hepatitis B after all? How could she manage that?Can she be cured? What does she need to do?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the vaccination to lead to host immunity, so if the vaccines were only recently given, the person remains at risk of acquiring hepatitis B.Now if the person was already infected and then gets vaccinated, there is little if any risk of this... Read more »

do hep a & b vaccines affect viral load count?

My hep c viral load count went from 1.2 million in January to over 9 million in July. Is that 'normal'? I had a hep a and hep b vacination about an hour befor they drew my blood for the test in July - could that be a reason?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...documented that HIV viral load increases after vaccination because of the stimulation of the immune system as a result of the vaccine. This leads to increased cell activation and resultant increase in viral replication. Read more »

Mumps vaccine confusion

I work in the medical field and am starting a new job fairly soon,during my pre-employement physical they had titers drawn to check for immunizations,and found i need a Hep B booster and a booster for the Mumps vaccine,i contacted my HIV clinic,to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »
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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 »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

... 4 Mos. 6 Mos. 12 Mos. 15 Mos. 18 Mos. 4-6 Yrs. 11-12 Yrs. 14-16 Yrs. Hepatitis Hep B-1       Hep B-2 Hep B-3   Hep B   Diphtheria and tetanus toixoids and pertussis   DTaP or DTP ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

...eachnamed alphabetically, in the order that they werediscovered. Before it was discovered in 1989, hepatitisC was called "non-A non-B hepatitis". Hepatitis A and B All HIV-positive people should bevaccinated against hepatitis A... Read more »
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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 »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is transmitted thru sexual contact but they dont tell exactly what is the way, I mean the pages I... Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »