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Safety Of Hepatitis A And B Vaccination For Pregnant Women

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Hepatitis: Overview

...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 be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
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hepatitis a and b vaccination

my son lost the last shot of hepatitis vaccination a and b.it was in 2007. do I need to repeat the three shots again.?he is 5 years old.he got an hemangioma this year. it is asymtomatic. he is ok.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If he missed the last shot, I would just give the last shot now and you can check a surface antibody in about two months after that to see if the vaccine worked properly Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hepatitis specialist, if he ultimately is confirmed to have the virus, OK?Dr. BobAIDS COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE OF AMERICA Viral Hepatitis and HIV By Tim Horn and James Learned 2004 Hepatitis C What Is Hepatitis C and How Is It... 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
...the vaccination to lead to host immunity, so if the vaccines were only recently given, the person remains at risk of acquiring hepatitis B.Now if the person was already infected and then gets vaccinated, there is little if any risk of this... 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
...Hepatitis vaccine is extremely effective in preventing transmission to partners. At birth, the baby would receive both vaccine and immunoglobulin. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...(approximately 3 months) against Hepatitis B. Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Are pregnant women tested for Hepatitis B? Yes. When a pregnant woman comes in for prenatal care, she will be given a series of routine blood tests, including one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...effects to developing fetuses when Hepatitis B vaccine is administered to pregnant women. Meanwhile, new HBV infection in a pregnant woman might result in severe disease for the mother and chronic infection for the newborn. Can Hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...incarcerated population, testing should be performed even if the woman was tested before incarceration. The HBsAg status of a pregnant woman should be reported to the hospital where she will deliver her infant, along with other prenatal medical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...within a household? What are ways hepatitis C is not spread? Who is at risk for hepatitis C? What is the risk of a pregnant woman passing hepatitis C to her baby? Can a person get hepatitis C from a mosquito or other insect bite? ... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...case of a positive test result immediate therapy would be necessary. Even study results that shed light on the AZT use of pregnant women arent able to wake up the authors. They describe a 5 - 6-fold higher risk of a rapidly progredient course... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »