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How Often Need Hep B Vaccine

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CD4 count and the Hep B vaccine

My cd4 count is now at 267 from a low a year ago of 179. I need to take the Hep B vaccine. My doctor recommended waiting till it reached 300 in order for the odds to be greater that it will work and create anti-bodies. I value his opinon but also...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your doctor's approach is a reasonable one since responses to the vaccine are better at higher CD4 counts. I will also say that there is data on the use of double dosages of vaccine in patients with Read more »

Why did my vaccination for Hep A and B not work

I received three seperate series of twinrix and my body still shows no immunity to Hep A and B. Why... Read more »

Hep A & B vaccination

Have had 1st injection. Is it acceptable to have the second in 5 days instead of 7 and then again... Read more »
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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

... People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a Read more »
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Poster Session 42405: The Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination in HIV-Infected Patients

...protective antibody response is typically found in 90% of people completing the vaccine. This study looked at whether hepatitis B ("Hep B") vaccination is any less effective in patients with HIV, and whether a lower CD4 cell count was associated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine Decreases Hepatitis B Incidence in Cohort of Drug Users

...Recent research from Italy showed that the incidence of hepatitis B infection decreased, due to anti-HBV vaccination, in a cohort of drug users followed over 15 years. "In the Western world," the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

... First Anti-Cancer Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine prevents hepatitis B disease and its serious consequences like hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Therefore, this Read more »
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Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA... 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 Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...   b. tuberculosis,   c. hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis A   d. and... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »