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How Many Times Can You Have A Hep B Vaccination Without Damaging Your Liver

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. 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 disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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HEP C

How risky is getting infected with Hep C through sex including anal sex with a person who is infected with Hep C and Hep B but, is immune to Hep B and the Hep C infection is under control at this time?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Anal sex is high risk in terms of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections, such as hepatitis B and HIV. There are also several well-described outbreaks of sexually acquired Hepatitis C through anal sex among men who have Read more »

Mumps vaccine confusion

I work in the medical field and am starting a new job fairly soon,during my pre-employement physical they had titers drawn to check for immunizations,and found i need a Hep B booster and a booster for the Mumps vaccine,i contacted my HIV clinic,to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

Can Hepaititis B be cleared

Hello, I was recently coinfected with Hep B and HIV my Hep B viral load is 170,000. My liver ultrasound showed no damage and my liver function tests are normal. I will be treated with Sustiva and Truvada. Is it possible that I can clear my Hep B...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think the plan of using Truvada is an excellent one since it has two drugs with activity against hepatitis B and will probably lead to viral suppression, which is excellent. If your e antigen is positive, it would be nice to also see Read more »

HIV, HEP, and Feces, Part 2

Dr. McGovern,Thanks for responding to my question. Am I correct to assume a liver panel is the first step in detection of Hepatitis A (Which I have established immunity, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? My doctor did not perfrom HBV or HCV antibody...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...alkaline phosphatase, and aminotransferases (ALT and AST). Patients with acute hepatitis always have rising ALT and AST over time.The virus may be in the blood first, but later the liver tests always become abnormal.I hope that answers your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...lower hep C viral load Do not have serious liver damage Are women Are younger than age 40 Do not have HIV or hepatitis B infection Are white, not African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Linked to Lymphoma in Study

... New research finds that people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) are nearly two times as likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). HBV is already known to cause liver cancer Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of the animals developed hepatitis. Just around day # 14 after the infection they showed... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

7 week elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...before I go back in for my 3 month test. 1) My doc has said that three weeks after symptoms began would be an excellent time to test because my body has had time to recognize what was happening and produce antibodies to fight it. Is this... 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 »