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How Often Do You Need To Get Hepatitis Shots

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Hepatitis Shots...When?

I was recently diagnosed as positive (last December), probably infected last April. When is it necessary to get Hepatitis Shots? Why do I need them? Are there any other kind of shots I need so early in my time with this disease? By the way, my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If you don't have evidence of hepatitis B (HBV) or A (HAV)immunity, it is not unreasonable to get vaccinated and be protected from these other viral infections. This is especially important if you have hepatitis C infection (for which there is... Read more »

Hepatitis shot sequece

I have had my 1st two shots and missed my 3rd, which was scheduled for Nov.,05. Do I need to start... Read more »

Hepatitis B shot vaccine

My recently blood test result are HB S AG (Non-Reactive), HB Core AB, Total (Reactive A) and HB S... Read more »
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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

What is hepatitis C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C... Read more »
Project Inform

Booster Dose of Hep A Vaccine Needed in HIV-Positive Men

At the 2010 ICAAC, it was reported that an extra "booster" dose of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine may be needed for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). This is to get a vaccine antibody response equal to what was seen in HIV-negative... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis C treated for? Goals of hepatitis C treatment Predicting the response to treatment ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: 2,600 Get Hepatitis Shots After Eating at Pizzeria

The news that a Fort Wayne Pizza Hut employee had been diagnosed with hepatitis A prompted more than 2,600 people to receive preventative treatment this weekend. According to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, anyone who dined in,... Read more »
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Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

Flu Shot or Not

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Just curious as to how many folks take the flu shot each year
I , personally, decided against it for the past two years. Though I never got the flu from taking it , I figured I'd stop while the odds were in my favor. But I DO take the pnemonia shot... Read more »

Flu Shot

Posted by LoveMe, 5 Replies
Good afternoon POZ..can i get your thoughts on flu shot? Read more »

I really need help

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
My 12 week test was negative for HIV after needle stick and I was hepatitis c negative. The patient was hepatitis c positive. I had been taking a medrol dose pack before my 6 week test, but I only took it for 3 days and I had a steroid shot the week... Read more »