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Immune System Hep B

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Hepatitis B and HIV Antibody Production

I had Hep B 7 years ago, it is not chronic. I have took an HIV antibody test at week 9 of exposure to the HIV virus (during unprotected sex). The test was negative. I know that the tests are very accurate, but I am not questioning the test. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Good question.No there are no data suggesting that hepatitis B patients have a slower antibody response than those patients without HBV. Read more »

Vaccinated after exposure to HEP B

I recently went to the doctor to have some tests done due to a risky sexual encounter 5 months ago.... Read more »

abnormal immune system

good afternoon drdue to abnormal immune system, a person co-infected with hiv and hep b has shown... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

... Tests What are antigens and antibodies? An antigen is a substance on the surface of a virus that causes a person's immune system to recognize and respond to it. When the body is exposed to an antigen, the body views it as foreign... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

...low risk for contracting hepatitis A or hepatitis B, it maybe better to start HIV treatment and then bevaccinated when your immune system is stronger. You may also improve the chance of a successfulresponse by using a higher dose of the vaccine. ... Read more »
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Hep B and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If I am a non-converter for Hep B immunization, does it mean that HIV will take longer to convert if it is in me? Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? 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 »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like that impair your immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have... Read more »