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How Long Is Hepatitis A Vaccine Effective

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another hepatitis vaccine in what year ?

helo Dr; please do not mind my english but i do believe you could understand,.though i'll get my last shot of hepatitis vaccines next month 27july to complete for three doses.so my question is ,how long could i re-take it again ,10yrs or 20yrs...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I assume that you are talking about hepatitis B vaccine. If you are taking your vaccine now, there is no need to take it again, unless you have an ongoing risk of getting infected, such as having sex with a person with chronic HBV infection. In... Read more »

hepatitis vaccine

if i all ready had the vaccine and i sleep with someone who has hepatitis will i get it to Read more »

hepatitis vaccination for hiv+

does hiv+ and hepatitis B carrier need vaccination for hepatitis A and C? Thank you. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...decreasing in the United States? Yes. Rates of Hepatitis A in the United States are the lowest they have been in 40 years. The Hepatitis A vaccine was introduced in 1995 and health professionals now routinely vaccinate all children, travelers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...administered clotting-factor concentrates, especially solvent detergent-treated preparations, should be vaccinated. Which Hepatitis A vaccines are licensed for use in the United States? Two single-antigen Hepatitis A vaccines,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...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 disease. If you were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Vaccination of Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-1997

...physicians of the outbreak and encouraged them to educate their patients about the risk for hepatitis A transmission and to offer the hepatitis A vaccine to MSM because of anecdotal information linking the outbreak to MSM. To improve... Read more »
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- just found out - any advice on my #'s?

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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test for hep b? Should I be scared of this? What I don't understand is... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

WAKE UP

Posted by skyybutter, 5 Replies
I cant believe people actually still fall for this whole HIV-AIDS hypothesis. First of all an HIV test doesnt test for HIV but for anti-bodies against HIV. Just like getting a HEPATITIS vaccine and then getting tested for the antibodies against... Read more »