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Hepatitis B Vaccine Guidelines

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Serbia calling... failure in hep B vaccination and more...

Hello dear Dr. McGovern,I am writing to ask about vaccination against hepatitis A and B. I read here on this website that all people who are HIV positive and men who have sex with men should be vaccinated against hep B and hep A. That is the reason...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Good questions.You point out a very important issue for HIV infected patients. Hepatitis B vaccine leads to protection in greater than 90 percent of individuals, but those with HIV infection have lower rates of efficacy. There Read more »

Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be... Read more »

hepatitis vaccination for hiv+

does hiv+ and hepatitis B carrier need vaccination for hepatitis A and C? Thank you. Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...vaccine responses in our cohort of HIV-positive individuals, of which we looked at 626 participants who had been vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine after their HIV diagnosis. Michael Landrum, M.D. What we found was that individuals... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...normally produces antibodies to HBsAg as part of the normal immune response to infection. HBsAg is the antigen used to make Hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs): The presence of anti-HBs is generally... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...Prevention (proposed). References CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP): inactivated hepatitis B virus vaccine . MMWR 1982;31:317-22, 327-8. CDC. Prevention of perinatal transmission of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twinrix: Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccine

...Schedules that Include Doses of Twinrix Junior Resources General Information Twinrix┬« is a combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for persons >18 years. Primary immunization... Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues.... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues.... Read more »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »