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Hepatitis Vaccine Booster

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Booster immunization using different hepatitis recombinant vaccine manufacturers

When returning 1 month later and after another 6 months for hepatitis B recombinant vaccine boosters, what happens if they use a different manufacturers recombinant hepatitis B vaccine than the previous time? Clinics sometimes switch suppliers....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I am not an expert on manufacturers. I believe that there are two Smith Kline and Merck. It should not make a difference if you switch. You may not need a booster ever. However in my own case, my antibody dipped low after 10 years and I got a... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?... Read more »

Booster immunization using different hepatitus B recombinent vaccine manufacturers

When returning 1 month later and after another 6 months for hepatitus B recombinant vaccine... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Team Readies TB Vaccine Booster for Human Tests

Seattle scientists have developed an experimental booster vaccine that could extend the efficacy of the Bacille Calmette-GuĂ©rin (BCG) vaccine. BCG vaccine is administered in many countries where TB prevalence is high in order to prevent serious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

First Anti-Cancer Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine prevents hepatitis B disease and its serious consequences like hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Therefore, this is the first anti-cancer vaccine. Safe and Effective Medical, scientific... 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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Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Re jamie hep vaccine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Jamie, if you were vaccinated in school,im sure it was for hep B , I knoww is one for hep A but in school it would have been hep B ,so i wouldn't worry about that, As for me I never was vaccinated , So my stress level is still up there. Hope your... 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 »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »