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Leg Stiffness Following Hepatitis B Vaccination

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Can Vaccination completely prevent Hepatitis B?

Hi, my girlfriend was infected of Hepatitis B virus when she was very young, and a check a few years ago was still positive. I learned that I should get vaccinated before having sex and if we were to have a baby, he/she should be vaccinated right...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...birth, the baby would receive both vaccine and immunoglobulin. Completion of the vaccine series is very effective in preventing hepatitis B infection of the baby. Read more »

Is it possible you can get the hepatitis B even if you are already vaccinated?

What if the person infected with hepatitis B is not aware she had it and then she was vaccinated against it and all the while she found out she is having hepatitis B after all? How could she manage that?Can she be cured? What does she need to do?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...hepatitis B.Now if the person was already infected and then gets vaccinated, there is little if any risk of this causing the hepatitis B virus to progress or be reactivated. However, vaccination is not a good strategy to treat the virus and is... Read more »

hepatitis B

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, after six months his blood was tested again to see if he still have a virus. He did not have a virus any more, they found antibodies in his blood. Does he need to test for hiv?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The hepatitis B virus has cleared and that is great news. I would also pursue HIV testing as well, although the fact that he has cleared the virus Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
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Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
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Stiff neck-ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anybody heard of having a stiff neck being a symptom of ARS. I have been having a slight stiffness in my neck but it all started with a very stiff neck, can barely move to one side along with flu like symptoms Read more »

Stiff necks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read in some web sites that HIV specialists usually ask first time patients if they had stiff necks, Is this a symptom of ARS??? I got a bad stiff neck and flu like symptoms soon after. I always thought that it was just how I slept. Oh no. I... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...hitting that spot at all. I have bruises behind both knees, one below my right collar bone, two on my left arm and one on my right leg. Is this a sign lymphoma? Also, my wife is starting to experience what I think are symptoms. She started... Read more »

Stiff neck, headaches.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Before I go on with my storey I just want to say that eveyone on here is such wonderful people. I thank God for people like you all. My incident happend maybe almost two years ago. I met this guy. We started talking and getting to know one another.... Read more »