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HEPATITIS VACCINATION

My son's doctor advised him to get a hepatitis vaccination.Although exposed to drugs, he never used a needle or had unprotected sex relations. What is hepatitis exactly and why would a vaccination be advised?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are hepatitis viruses that affect the liver and cause inflammation. Hepatitis A is contracted through cotaminated water; hepatitis B is contracted through sex or injection drug use. I am a big believer in immunizations and offer them even when... Read more »

hepatitis vaccine

if i all ready had the vaccine and i sleep with someone who has hepatitis will i get it to Read more »

hepatitis vaccination

taking hepatitis vaccine needed?Jan 8, 2010 hello DR thanks for your resent reply about... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Vaccination of Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-1997

...physicians of the outbreak and encouraged them to educate their patients about the risk for hepatitis A transmission and to offer the hepatitis A vaccine to MSM because of anecdotal information linking the outbreak to MSM. To improve... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone infected with Hepatitis B. There is also high risk in sharing needles (tattoos, ear-piercing, drug needles). Because it is transmitted so easily through body fluids, you can also get... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Implications for Hepatitis A Vaccination Strategies

...community-wide outbreak, evaluated the risk factors for hepatitis A among MSM, and looked for potential opportunities to deliver the hepatitis A vaccine to MSM. Between Nov. 1, 1998 and May 30, 1999, 136 hepatitis A cases were reported to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...is not recommended because it would delay IG administration and is likely not cost-effective. Although limited data indicate hepatitis A vaccine might provide protection when administered soon after exposure, this has not been evaluated in... Read more »
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ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous
...No I was jw if it is possible or if anyone has heard of it before ? sitting on needles ? Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone ever contracted HIV by sitting on a needle around the tailbone area ? and what are the chances of contracting it ? Read more »

Needles taped to chairs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sounds crazy but it truely isnt because ive heard of people putting needles on chairs by taping them on there, just the needle so ppl sit on it, has there been any records of someone getting HIV bcuz of Read more »