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How Long Are You Protected By Hepatitis A Vaccinations?

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...The vaccine takes 2 or 3 weeks to become effective. The protection lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (see Fact Sheet 506 ): 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...
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hepatitis

How long is the Hepatitis immunization good for and do you need a booster? Is there a blood test that I should have between?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...For hepatitis B, the vaccine works extremely well. We don't usually check if the vaccine works unless the patient has an immunodeficiency Read more »

How long does the vaccination last for(Hepatitis A)?

In regards to this question asked before your answer was they seem to last for a very long time. How long is a very long time? 10,20years? Can you be more specific. Thanks!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...someone has had an exposure, we will check to see if the antibodies are still protective to be certain that the person is still protected. We don't make those decisions based on the year that the person got vaccinated. We don't routinely check... Read more »

hepatitis b

i was vaccined long time ago and now according to my lab results, im reactive in HEPATITIS B Ab, what does it mean?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you have a reactive surface antibody, the vaccine worked and these are protective antibodies. Read more »

hepatitis a

do you have to be quarntined if you have hep a from eating at a restant and how long do you have to be away from family?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You don't have to be quarantined. Only good hand-washing is required. Family members who desire extra protection can get vaccinated. It is simple and without side effects except some mild pain at the site. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

... Table of Contents Overview and Statistics Hepatitis A Vaccination Hepatitis A and International Travel Postexposure Prophylaxis for Hepatitis A Overview and Statistics Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver>; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevent Hepatitis A

...Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Hepatitis A is still a common disease in the Read more »
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