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HepA Vax/Pnuemonia Vax

I finished my HepC treatment of interferon..... and am about to take the 3 mo. heptimax test. Should I start my HepA vax so soon or wait? Also, since I'm HIV+, one Dr. said I should get the pnuemonia Vax.... but he said he didn't know if I should...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Congrats on finishing your HCV treatment - I hope you get a great result!There is no problem about getting your hepatitis A vaccine now. Peg interferon is long gone from your body...and yes you can get both vaccines at the same time. I am very... Read more »

ALL hep tests?

hi doctor, i did a routine yearly blood test but i dont understand my results and the doctor has... Read more »

Hep B

Hello,I know the Hep B is a series of 3 vaccines. Does it cause a problem if you have had the first... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Ziagen

Common Name: abacavir sulfate Brand Name: Ziagen Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Two 300 mg tablets once a day... Read more »
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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone! I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
I got blood drawn last wendesday for general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail... Read more »

Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

who knows

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was tested for HIV and Hepatitis at 3 months and 51/2 mnths after an exposure with a woman that i was told was an needle user,the tests were neg.iwas told that i didn't get anything,I still have muscle aches,side pain and couple swollen nodes.I... Read more »