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How Often Should I Get A Tetanus Hep A Shot

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tetanus and flu shot

Hello. I an due my tetanus shot (been ten years) and my regular seasonal flu shot. Am on Atripla and my Cd4 is avg anywhere from 700s-800s with undet. vl. Can I get these shots in the same MD visit? Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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tetanus shot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know or could find out if having a tetanus shot 1 week after a possible hiv exposure could prolong the window period.Ive ask many people and no one can give me a straight answer,I was hoping one of you with contact with a hiv expert ... Read more »

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 »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi Everybody,

I had a risky exposure. I live in canada. I got tested for p24 on 19th day, 4 weeks MEIA, 8 weeks MEIA, 12 weeks MEIA, all negative. I still have digestion problems, my stool comes out in the same order I ate food and has the same... Read more »