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How Long Before I Can Test For Hepatitis

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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
The answer is that it varies for each person. So, for example if 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... Read more »

How long after infection is Hepatitis still considered acute?

I have heard that if hepatitis is discovered in the 'acute' stage, it is more managable/treatable,... Read more »

How long

I was infected Hep B last 2003..from my ex husband i don't have any vaccine coz the doctor said i... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Prevalence Increasing in Long Island, N.Y., Because of Crystal Methamphetamine Use

...Hepatitis C prevalence is increasing in Long Island, N.Y., and could become a "greater threat" to public health than the emergence of HIV Read more »
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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

HEP B, C from Dr. Dieterich

Posted by Anonymous
...----Q: Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests? ----A: Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...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 also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel Read more »