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Hepatitis Shot Side Effects

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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what are side effects of inteferon shots

I would like to know if pegyinterferonshots for hepatitis Ccauses texticular cancer. My Husband had hepatitis C at20 yrs. of age. At 55 He was treated with interferon shots for1 yr. to improve his liver function. 1 yr later he was diagnoised with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not aware of any reports of this.My best wishes for the recovery of your husband.... Read more »

hcv shot

how long does the hcv shot last once given...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no hepatitis C vaccine if that is what you are referring to.If you are referring to pegylated interferon, the treatment is given once weekly. At the end of treatment, the side effects, including its effect on white cells and platelets,... Read more »

hepatitis A & B shots for travel

hi, i am going to china in about 3 weeks and decided to get hepatitis A and B shots, but i am not sure how long does it take for this shot to start to work? am i going to be immune to hepatits by the time i have to leave? thank you very much for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Takes about 10 days for an immune response.... Read more »

Hepatitis b shots

If I have had the series of shots can I get hepatitis B ...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
IF you did not have chronic hepatitis B at the time you started the vaccines, and you received the vaccines according to the standard schedule, and your post-vaccine tests showed that you developed protective antibodies, you are protected and cannot... Read more »
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Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has... Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell response to this vaccine? Any info you... Read more »

question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
Hi all,

my question might be an easy one, but I just have to know...I went and got a test back in january which was three and a half months after my possible exposure, the test came back negative which was awesome! but I also got my last hepatitis B... Read more »

Get your pneumo vax!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I hope all of you get a pneumo vax as winter is aproaching!
Also, now is a good time to get a flu shot and Hepatitis vax as well! Good luck to all! Read more »