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Non Response To Hep B Vaccine

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antibody conversion after hep b vaccine series

In the begining of the year i recieved the hep b vaccine. When i got the serum antibody results back i learned that my body did not convert. Today i started the hep b series all over agein. What i want to know is if my body will convert after this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you don't convert after one booster shot, you might want to consider getting double doses of hepatitis B vaccine - the same vaccine that is actually given to hemodialysis patients. A recent study suggested that this is a reasonable Read more »

NON REACTIVE HEPATITIS B

good day..sir may i ask about the hepatitis b ...my question is why the non reactive hepatitis b... Read more »

Serbia calling... failure in hep B vaccination and more...

Hello dear Dr. McGovern,I am writing to ask about vaccination against hepatitis A and B. I read... Read more »
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HAART Use Improves Hepatitis B Vaccine Response, Even at High CD4 Counts

...also with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. We examined hepatitis B [HBV] vaccine responses in our cohort of HIV-positive individuals, of which we looked at 626 participants... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

...was called "non-A non-B hepatitis". Hepatitis A and B All HIV-positive people should bevaccinated against hepatitis A andhepatitis B. The immune responsesto these vaccines should be checked oncea year and boosted when necessary. After a... Read more »
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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA... 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 »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER Read more »