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How Long Do Hep B Vaccinations Work

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Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

Is it possible to get a positive Hep B surface Ag if I do a blood test within 2 weeks of receiving my third dose of Hep B vaccine? If so, how long should I wait to do a blood test to see if the vaccine works?thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...vaccine worked, you want to get a surface antibody - not antigen....Routine checking is actually not recommended since the vaccine works so well. Testing for anti-HBs is recommended however for special groups: those who have chronic HBV partners,... Read more »

hep b

Hello!How long do you have to wait after you get the Hep B vaccine to get pregnant? I have done 2... Read more »

Why did my vaccination for Hep A and B not work

I received three seperate series of twinrix and my body still shows no immunity to Hep A and B. Why... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...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... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

... 4 Mos. 6 Mos. 12 Mos. 15 Mos. 18 Mos. 4-6 Yrs. 11-12 Yrs. 14-16 Yrs. Hepatitis Hep B-1       Hep B-2 Hep B-3   Hep B   Diphtheria and tetanus toixoids and pertussis   DTaP or DTP ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...role for neutralizing antibodies. Because sterilizing immunity does not appear to be either feasible or (as with measles and hepatitis B) perhaps even necessary to prevent disease, however, vigorous production of CTLs -- along with Th1 helper... Read more »
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hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? 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 sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... I am a prostitute and don't know my status. In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i Read more »

GOOD NEWS! THERAPEUTIC VACCINE SEEMS 2 B WORKING!

Posted by Anonymous
...extremely encouraging and what many of us had hoped we's see when the trial started," echoed Dr. Robert Schooley. "There's still a long way to go from here before we will be able to give the vaccine to the public, but at least we have a... Read more »