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How Often Do You Need Hep B Booster Shot

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Swollen liver and repeat of Hep.B shots

Doctor,I was told my liver was swollen and I had a fatty liver. Further test results showed I was either getting over Hepitis B virus and my imune was very low. I had the shots when I worked at the hospital on the cancer floor as a nurse. I am very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A swollen liver is something you must get good follow-up for. I would want you to see a hepatologist.Fatty liver is common and can be benign. But if the fat becomes inflammed it can cause scarring. You may need a liver biopsy.As for the hepatitis B... Read more »

Need Booster?

Hi, I have been tested recently for Hep B and result shows: HepBs Antigen: Non-reactiveHepBs... Read more »

HepB titer positive 1 year ago, now negative?

After receiving one series of hep b vaccinations my titer came back positive 1 year ago. Last week... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web)
So to anyone who also has HepB....what is... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »