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Hep B Vaccine In Health Professionals

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...your immune system by taking strong ARVs before vaccination. HIV-positive people should not receive most live vaccines (see below) including chickenpox (varicella) or smallpox vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination in the past 2 or 3 weeks. Still, the "MMR" vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella is considered...
Ask the Experts

Flu Vaccine's and BLIPS

Could the seasonal flu vaccine or the N1H1 vaccine cause a Viral Load BLIP (slight to moderate rise) sometime after having one?I ask because I have been religious taking my HIV med's since 1998 and back in September & October I received my vaccines....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...receive most live vaccines (see below) including chickenpox (varicella) or smallpox vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination... Read more »

Too late for Hep B vaccination

Hi, I had a possible exposure on Jan 3rd. I tested at 34 days negative for surface and the paper just said negative. It's now been 2 1/2 months since possible exposure. I plan to get retested in a couple weeks. 1. How reliable is 34 day test...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...after exposure for vaccine to prevent infection from this past exposure; however, I would still discuss vaccination with your health care provider to prevent future exposures, since hopefully, this last exposure will not lead to infection. Read more »

Vaccinations for externship?

Hi. I am totally confused as to whether or not I can receive the vaccines that I need to go on my externship as a Medical Assistant. My doctor wants to put deferred on the form that the college provides but, this is not acceptable to the school. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...most live vaccines (see below), including chickenpox (varicella) or smallpox vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination in the... Read more »

Can Hep B be cured?

I am confused about Hep B and C, can thier virus be wiped out of the body? and can a person with hep B get married?
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C both can be "cured" with appropriate antviral therapy. Discuss with your healthcare professional what treatment 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call your health professional or your local or state health department . If you were recently exposed to Hepatitis A virus and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes (jaundice). Your health care provider will check your blood to see if your liver is working normally. These "liver function" tests measure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...subsequent clinical management depends on knowledge of their immune status, including Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers Health care workers and public safety workers at high risk for continued percutaneous or mucosal exposure to... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. 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 »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... 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 »