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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 »

Vaccination for Hep A, B and Titanus

I am on truvada and efivarenz. I work at a Wastewater treatment plant and we are offered Vaccines... Read more »

Why did my vaccination for Hep A and B not work

I received three seperate series of twinrix and my body still shows no immunity to Hep A and B. Why... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Finding on Immune Response to HIV Tat May Contribute to Vaccine, Treatment

Researchers have learned important details of how the immune system first controls HIV, and how the virus evades it, through a study in monkeys published this week in Nature . ( 1 , 2 ) For some time it has been widely believed that a kind of T... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Combination HIV Vaccine Induces Diverse Immune Responses

...placebos. Volunteers received four doses spread out over six months; each time, they got one shot in each arm. By July 1998, all immunizations were completed. The participants will be followed for four years. Dr. Belshe will report that the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

"Tiny variants in a protein that alerts the body to infection could explain how one in 300 HIV-infected people are able to resist the onset of AIDS for years without needing any treatment, researchers said Thursday" in a study published online in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...fight the disease. For a community, vaccines can lower the overall infection rate and help stop the spread of a disease. See Vaccinations and HIV fact sheet 207 for more information on vaccinations that can help people with HIV prevent some... Read more »
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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 , So my stress level is still up there. Hope your... Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...Blot would be negative if the person was truly negative. I took an ELISA today about an hour after receiving my second Hep B vaccination (series of 3 shots) and then it dawned on me that the vaccine may affect my ELISA results. Any help on this... Read more »

Very Stressed, OCD , Sleepless . Can anyone help

Posted by sam111, 1 Reply
I am from US , Now i am on tour to india . Here i underwent Blood test . I thought they would Follow the safety precautions But they did not . I would say you the scenario please say me the risk factors . While having Blood test they picked my... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the same order I ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some... Read more »