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How Long Does It Take To Acquire Hep B Immunization

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Acquiring Hepatitis and detecting it???

Dr,I have a few questions for you:1- How long after an incident would HepB and/or HepC be detectable thru antibody testing? I understand most sites recommend 6 months -- any chances for it to take longer and how common is that?2- Some organizations...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Antibodies appear anywhere from 3-6 months after infection. If you want to know sooner, PCR would be positive 2-4 weeks after infection.Mothers do pass on antibodies to their children, but they last only about a year, so that would not explain large... Read more »

HEP-B immunity

Hi,I had hep-B back in 1993(3 weeks ill) andas of Sept2000 am HIV+.My family Dr. stated thatI now... Read more »

risk of hepB from recieving oral sex

Respected doctor!!i m a confused man from india who is living in japan.i had recieved oral sex from... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
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coinfection hepb & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some... Read more »

posible coinfeccion??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
buenas tardes a todos. he encontrado este foro no hace mucho y quisiera exponer mi caso: despues de una relacion de riesgo a las 3 semanas me hice analisis del vih y de hepatitis, siendo las dos negativas. a los 4 meses me lo volvi a hacer y me... 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 »

6weeks/post exposure/pep meds result

Posted by justagirl72
So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »