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Hepatitis Vaccination Three Shots Months

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Hepatitis B Vaccination Shot Series Interuption

If a person has had one or two shots in the three shot series, discontinued for some reason for quite some time and then want's to complete the series, can the series be resumed where it left off, or is there a time frame as to how long before...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is probably safer to start the series over, but you can always check the antibody level and just get the booster. Either way there is no danger. Almost everyone one (95%) will develop antibodies with a series of three. DTD... Read more »

Hepatitis B shot vaccine

My recently blood test result are HB S AG (Non-Reactive), HB Core AB, Total (Reactive A) and HB S... Read more »

Vaccine and monthly shots

Hi doc Benjamin! How are you? I was watching a brazilian TV channel a couple of weeks ago and I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. Persons at... Read more »
Project Inform

Booster Dose of Hep A Vaccine Needed in HIV-Positive Men

At the 2010 ICAAC, it was reported that an extra "booster" dose of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine may be needed for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). This is to get a vaccine antibody response equal to what was seen in HIV-negative... Read more »
Project Inform

Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a 1 in 10 chance of developing the disease, the rate soars to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

Table of Contents Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins,... Read more »
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Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... 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 »

Traveling to Africa/Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by travelingguy
Hey, got a question. I am going to be traveling to Togo and Benin in about three months. I CAN NOT get my doctor to give me the "blessing" to go ahead and get the Yellow Fever Vaccination. Although, I have had it once before back in like 1994,... Read more »

Flu shots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wondered, is there any connection to HIV appearing in the system after receiving a flu shot? I never had any problems with my health until I had a flu shot for the first time. Then within two or three months, I was having chronic yeast... Read more »