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Is It Normal For Hospitals To Give A Hepatitis Vaccine To A Newborn

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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can i have normal sex after wife vaccinated

I'm infected hepatitis b. I consult with doctor he said my infection is only carrier and advised me to give vaccination to my would be before marrage. My question is can i have normal sex without using condems after she given all complete...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would first have your wife tested to be certain that she formed protective antibodies to the vaccine - in other words be certain that the vaccine worked. Also ask your physician how often he wants her to be checked for her surface antibodies since... Read more »

Poz Uncle Wants to See Sisters Newborn

My sister gave birth april 2000. I was diagnosed february 2000 with cd4 104 and vl 62,000 and hospitalized with pcp and on ventilator in intensive care for almost 8 days. My parents know of situation however my sister, brother in law and newborn...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Given your undetectable viral load, CD4 count of 474 (which is almost normal), and absence of clinical symptoms, I do not think that you pose a greater threat of infection to this infant than any other non-HIV infected person. Obviously if you... Read more »

Hepatitis B vaccine

I am an RN, and 20 years ago had the 3 Hep B vaccination shots and tested immune in order to work as an RN in the hospital. The hospital has lost my records, and say I must get re-vaccinated! I know for sure I had this done, and I am concerned...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The hepatitis B vaccine is one of our oldest and safest. It is perfectly safe to get re-vaccinated. Benefits far outweigh any risk.... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis-B and Hep -A vaccine...help!

Dear Dr,I was as diagnosed with Acute Hep-B three months ago and got very sick, I am on the mend now and all liver enzymes are back to normal except for the fact that I am still waiting for Surface Antigen to disappear (however e-antibody is pos and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I don't think that taking the hep A vaccine will make any difference, and another round of hepatitis will be very bad for you. Good luck! DTD... Read more »
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TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

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 »

Naval Hospital Bethesda 1986

Posted by jpk, 1 Reply
I tested positive in May of 1986 and was transferred to Naval Hospital Bethesda for evaluation and treatment. I would like to hear from anybody else who was there during 1986-88.

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William is in the hospital - Please Pray for Him!

Posted by Survivor, 16 Replies
Will is in the Hospital..

Please say some prayers for William.. Last night Will was having severe abdominal pains and could not sleep the entire night. At six am Wednesday I took him to the ER. He went through a battery of tests, and xrays He... Read more »