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Hep B Vaccine Schedule For 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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Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

Is it possible to get a positive Hep B surface Ag if I do a blood test within 2 weeks of receiving my third dose of Hep B vaccine? If so, how long should I wait to do a blood test to see if the vaccine works?thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Actually if you want to see if the vaccine worked, you want to get a surface antibody - not antigen....Routine checking is actually not recommended since the vaccine works Read more »

Hep A & B vaccination

Have had 1st injection. Is it acceptable to have the second in 5 days instead of 7 and then again in 14 days for the third shot?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...vaccination.One dose of hepatitis A vaccine before travel is considered adequate by the CDC.There is an accelerated vaccine schedule for hepatitis B of 0,7,14 days with a booster at about six months. There is some data on this accelerated... 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 »

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 »
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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 »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...cure AIDS, they may help HIV+ people fight the virus. Theyare called therapeutic vaccines. AIDS vaccines are tested first in adults and, perhaps, teenagers. However,an effective vaccine could someday be given to infants born to HIV+ women tohelp... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... 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 »

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
...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 »

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 »