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Symptoms Hepatitis How Long Do They Last

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How long does the vaccination last for(Hepatitis A)?

In regards to this question asked before your answer was they seem to last for a very long time. How long is a very long time? 10,20years? Can you be more specific. Thanks!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The answer is that it varies for each person. So, for example if someone has had an exposure, we will check to see if the antibodies are still protective to be certain that the person is still protected. We don't make those decisions based on the... Read more »

How long after infection is Hepatitis still considered acute?

I have heard that if hepatitis is discovered in the 'acute' stage, it is more managable/treatable,... Read more »

HELP!! how long can you have hepatitis.....

hi this question will honestly determin if my family will fall apart.... How long can you have... Read more »
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California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

... The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C Prevalence Increasing in Long Island, N.Y., Because of Crystal Methamphetamine Use

...Hepatitis C prevalence is increasing in Long Island, N.Y., and could become a "greater threat" to public health than the emergence of HIV in the 1980s and 1990s, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting symptoms, many related to HIV and still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...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 also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »