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Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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antibody conversion after hep b vaccine series

In the begining of the year i recieved the hep b vaccine. When i got the serum antibody results back i learned that my body did not convert. Today i started the hep b series all over agein. What i want to know is if my body will convert after this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you don't convert after one booster shot, you might want to consider getting double doses of hepatitis B vaccine - the same vaccine that is actually given to hemodialysis patients. A recent study suggested that this is a reasonable Read more »

Hepatitis B

I just want to ask you a question?I am 25 years old guy and i have taken both the doses of Hepatitis B vaccine and dont have any history of Hepatitis B and never indulge in sex with out proctection. What are the chances of getting Hepatitis B if...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would check your hepatitis B surface antibody to be absolutely sure that you responded to the vaccine in order to protect yourself against hepatitis B. However, Read more »

Good to go?

Dear Doctor,About 2 months after a sexual exposure I developed symptoms: nausea, fatigue, SORE muscles and neck, loss of appetite. At 5 1/2 months (165 days) I tested neg for HIV 1/2 and HepA antibody negHepB surface antigen negHepB core IGM...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...now, something completely unrelated could be happening so see your doctor for a history and exam.3. If you are concerned about Hepatitis B, get vaccinated. However, maybe you are already protected - I didn't see testing for surface antibodies... Read more »

HEP B & C

MY PARTNER WAS DIAG WITH HEP B & C WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR ME TO PREVENT ANY PROBLEMS FOR ME?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Get immunized against hepatitis B.Don't share injection works if there is any history of drug use.Sexual transmission of HCV is not common, but can occur with traumatic sex or in the setting of other STDs. Hepatitis Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis A Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis B Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... 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

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... 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

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Process of Home Access Test Results

Posted by Smalltown, 3 Replies
...FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all flights were grounded. Just my luck the first time in history all planes are grounded and my time-sensitive HIV test is in route to the lab. Second concern, if the lab has... Read more »

Stupid question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Sorry, stupid question I know, but if anything at least you'll get a chuckle out of it. Does anyone know if Dr's suggest testing for something like fingering a woman? Or is that way too negligible to even worry about? Thanks for your help! Read more »