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How Long Does It Take To Become Infected With Hep B After Exposure

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Hepatitus a abd b

How long are the vaccinations good for? THX
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...decades. HBV immunity often varies from person to person; that is why we recommend checking your HBV titers (levels) after an exposure to be certain your antibody levels are still protective. Read more »

Too late for Hep B vaccination

Hi, I had a possible exposure on Jan 3rd. I tested at 34 days negative for surface and the paper... Read more »

Testing for hiv and hep B/C

Hi Doctor,Over a year ago I had a sexual risk exposure (brief unprotected vaginal), and I've been... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...as razors or toothbrushes with an infected person Direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person Exposure to blood from needlesticks or other sharp instruments Can a person spread Hepatitis B and not know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...someone who has Hepatitis A Have oral-anal sexual contact with someone who has Hepatitis A I think I have been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call ... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...physicians what to do in the event of either an occupational -- meaning an actual needle stick -- a non-occupational or a sexual exposure to HIV. We think that this information is vital and that there are gaps in that a lot of physicians either... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get vaccinated. A series of three hepatitis... Read more »
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Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
...penetration as I'm not a receptive partner normally and I would have known if it had been all the way in. It didn't last very long and I'm pretty sure that I was not fully penetrated. Therefore there was no ejaculation but possible pre-cum as a... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »

co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have a clue about the possibilities for a simultanious hepatitis-b/hiv co-infection? Would a simultanious infection have any effect on symptoms? My symptoms: - after 4 weeks - very small rash on left cheek (for 3 weeks). Slightly... 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 feel i should get tested.But then if i come out... Read more »