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Should I Take Hep B Vaccination

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Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

Is it possible to get a positive Hep B surface Ag if I do a blood test within 2 weeks of receiving my third dose of Hep B vaccine? If so, how long should I wait to do a blood test to see if the vaccine works?thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Actually if you want to see if the vaccine worked, you want to get a surface antibody - not antigen....Routine checking is actually not recommended since the vaccine works so well. Testing for anti-HBs is recommended however for special groups:... Read more »

Hep A & Hep B Vaccines to a person with Hep C

What do you know about the viral load raising after a person with Hep C has been vaccinated against... Read more »

Hep A and B Vaccines for HIV+ persons

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Poster Session 42405: The Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination in HIV-Infected Patients

...protective antibody response is typically found in 90% of people completing the vaccine. This study looked at whether hepatitis B ("Hep B") vaccination is any less effective in patients with HIV, and whether a lower CD4 cell count was associated... 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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Hepatitis C and HIV

...African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are vaccines to protect you from getting infected with Hep A or Hep B, there is no vaccine yet for hep C. The best way to prevent hep C infection is to avoid being exposed to blood... Read more »
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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

... People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a Read more »
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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 Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test Read more »

Re jamie hep vaccine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi Jamie, if you were vaccinated in school,im sure it was for hep B , I knoww is one for hep A but in school it would have been hep B ,so i wouldn't worry about that, As for me I never was vaccinated Read more »

Hep B plesae help

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Just got an email back from Dr. Ben on my HEP A, B,C. He told me that I have been exposed to hep B and he says its nothing hes worried about??!?!?! Yuck! I also told him that I did start a series on B vacs a couple years ago Read more »