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How Often Should I Get A Hepatitis B Shot

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Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. 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... Read more »
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chances of HepatitisB

My husband was diagnosed of having past heptiis B recently(might be in carrier state).I got vaccinated for HepB when I was in dental school before marriage and I have hepB titres in blood.So what are the chances of me getting hep B from my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you were vaccinated the chances are extremely low. I would simply have your titres rechecked to be certain that they are still in an acceptable level for "protective immunity". If they have declined you can get a booster shot.Dr.... Read more »

HBV SPECIAL QUESTIONS

Dear Doctor,I was read the forum regarding Hepatitis b,here i have a few questions.and i can`t found such answers of these topics,my girlfriend was checked for her HepatitisB antibody and the result are negative(naturally) showed in her report...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Dear J.J.;If your girlfriend had no hep B surface antibody ,this means that she did not have inmmunity against a B infection.She needed the vaccine to be protected.She cannot get the disease from sharing food.The hepatitis B is only transmitted by... Read more »

False positive then negative, confused and worried from Scandinavia Please help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,This is my situation: I had a superficial cut on my hand (not bleeding, only 5 mm.) and I accidentally touched a used gynaecological instrument when I visited my gynecologist. I did not see any blood or other body fluids on my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Do you need to keep testing? No, absolutely not. You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative.Your HIV risk was nonexistent.Hepatitis B vaccination does not cause false-positive HIV tests.Your weakly reactive false-positive test could... Read more »
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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 »