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What Is It Titer Immunizations Mmr Hep B Varicella

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...about the best timing. Several vaccines are recommended for people with HIV: Pneumonia: Protection lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (See fact sheet 506 ): Two hepatitis A vaccine shots are given. Hepatitis B vaccine is a series of three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in the fall for all people with HIV. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. ...
Ask the Experts

Mumps vaccine confusion

I work in the medical field and am starting a new job fairly soon,during my pre-employement physical they had titers drawn to check for immunizations,and found i need a Hep B booster and a booster for the Mumps vaccine,i contacted my HIV clinic,to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

HIV and MMR Vaccine

I am going back to school and my titer results show that I am immune to mumps but not measles nor german measles. My doctor said they don't even keep live vaccines in the office because they don't give them to people who are HIV. Yet, when I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...synopsis of the facts and recommendations are correct. Although you don't indicate what your CD4 count or clinical situation is, MMR is recommended in those people with asymptomatic HIV infection and good CD4 counts. Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Mumps Outbreak- Immunize?

I live in Iowa.. and there has been an outbreak of mumps of sorts. Mostly on college campuses (I'm in a college town). I'm not a college student. Should I be immunized for mumps? I'm a 50 y/o male HIV+. Thanks.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The vaccine for mumps is given as part of the "MMR" or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. In general those born before 1957, which would be you if you are 50 years old are considered to be immune. For those born Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage,... 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 »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

... Hib Hib Hib   Poliovirus   Polio Polio Polio Polio   Measles-mumps-rubella   MMR   MMR MMR   Varicella virus   Var   Var       Range of acceptable ages for vaccination   Vaccines to be assessed... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact... Read more »
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negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

Hep B and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If I am a non-converter for Hep B immunization, does it mean that HIV will take longer to convert if it is in me? 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 »