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How Can I Find Out If My Hepatitis Shot Is Still Good

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hepatitis shots and tested negative approximately a month later

Sorry for bothering again. Donation will be coming soon, I promise. My question is this; I tested HIV neg. 1 year 3 months later (no other exposures whatsoever). My good dr recommended at the beginning of me seeing him out of fear that i might...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, hepatitis is a virus.Hepatitis vaccinations don't always take. (I had to be revaccinated before my body developed protective antibodies to hepatitis B.) This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your immune system. Talk to... Read more »

shots

How often should you get Hep shots? Every three (3) years?... Read more »

pregnancy and 3rd shot of Hep.vaccine

I am due to have the third shot in the hepatitis B vaccine. I just recently found out I am... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: 2,600 Get Hepatitis Shots After Eating at Pizzeria

The news that a Fort Wayne Pizza Hut employee had been diagnosed with hepatitis A prompted more than 2,600 people to receive preventative treatment this weekend. According to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, anyone who dined in,... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Bill Backs Cancer Shot for Girls

In California, an Assembly bill would require girls entering the sixth grade to receive Gardasil, a three-series vaccination against four types of sexually transmitted human papillomavirus that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancer and 90... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

In recent years, a lot has been written about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in people who also have HIV (co-infection). HCV is a significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of... Read more »
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Anyone know of a good Hepatitis Forum?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone know of a good Hepatitis Forum?
Thanks.

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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 »

B-12 Shots or Sub-lingual

Posted by riverprincess
I have been trying to get B12 shots from the health dept but it just hasn't worked out. I probably should of been more pro-active to get it. But now again was suggested to take the sub-lingual form. I didn't get it in the pill form but in the... Read more »

Flu Shot or Not

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Just curious as to how many folks take the flu shot each year
I , personally, decided against it for the past two years. Though I never got the flu from taking it , I figured I'd stop while the odds were in my favor. But I DO take the pnemonia shot... Read more »