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Hep B Vaccine Side Effects 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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hep b vaccine effectiveness

hi, iam vaccinated against hep b.I had my Hepatitis b antibody level checked in january this year 2008 because of my job(iam a nurse)..the levels were >999 mIU/ml.iam dating a girl who is a hep b carrier,i wanted to know if i have protected sex...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The hepatitis B vaccine is great - it affords you excellent protection. Periodically you should have your surface antibodies checked to be certain Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lead to a variety of symptoms and associated conditions. HCV was identified only in 1989; before that it was known as non-A/non-B hepatitis. In some people infected with HCV the immune system can completely eradicate the virus, but in an... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lead to a variety of symptoms and associated conditions. HCV was identified only in 1989; before that it was known as non-A/non-B hepatitis. In some people infected with HCV the immune system can completely eradicate the virus, but in an... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recommend PCR testing for routine HIV testing for a variety of reasons, including the rate of false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus... 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

...Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? ... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...animals and then in small groups of people.These small studies help determine whether or not the vaccine causes anyserious side effects. Only vaccines that appear to be completely safe areconsidered for large-scale efficacy trials that test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...rabies, don't use a living germ. You don't get the disease, but your body can still build up its defenses. Vaccines can have side effects. With live vaccines, you might get a mild case of the disease you are fighting. With inactivated vaccines,... Read more »
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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test 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 »

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 »

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 »