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How Often Should I Get A Hep A Shot

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hep shots

If I had the vaccintation shots for A & B can I still get HEP. from giving vaginal oral sex to a carrier?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No the immunizations offer excellent protection from Hepatitis A and B.... Read more »

Missed Hep Shot

Hi Doctor,I missised my second dose of HepB vac by three weeks. Do I need to start over? I was... Read more »

Hep B shots did not produce antibodies

I went through the Hep B shot regimen -- 3 shots over a 6 month period. After 6 months I was... Read more »
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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 »
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Hep Alphabet

In recent years, the hepatitis C virus, or HCV, has received an ever-increasing amount of attention in the media in general and in HIV/AIDS circles in particular. Part of the reason is HCV's tendency to become chronic in those who become infected... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Flu Shot Reminder

Summary: A good time to get the annual shots is October or November, before the flu season begins. Influenza shots are definitely recommended for persons with HIV or immune deficiencies. 1 They are often given in October or November, before the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Cervical Cancer Survivor Urges Young Girls to Get HPV Shot

Canada's concerted effort to vaccinate girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) reached two-thirds of Edmonton's Grade 5 girls last year, a figure that health officials are striving to exceed. The four virus strains addressed by the vaccine are... Read more »
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Hep B plesae help

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
Just got an email back from Dr. Ben on my HEP A, B,C. He told me that I have been exposed to hep B and he says its nothing hes worried about??!?!?! Yuck! I also told him that I did start a series on B vacs a couple years ago but never followed... Read more »

Question regarding HEP vaccination and HIV concerns

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
I had a VDRL done as a follow up to my exposure to Chlamydia Jan 5 . Walk in clinics are the norm where I live because of how hard it is to find a regular doctor that has room for new patience. Just in case you'r wondering why I didn't ask him.....I... Read more »

Hep A, B, & C?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
wondering if any of the above would skew a hiv test? nextly i was vaccinated within the last 10 years for hep B do you get a booster? i had all 3 shots, actually 4 because of timing. does that mean i'm safe from hep B? then hep A is contracted... Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
I've read that the vaccine 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... Read more »