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What Nurses Should Teach Parent About Hep B Vaccine

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. 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 disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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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 Read more »

antibody conversion after hep b vaccine series

In the begining of the year i recieved the hep b vaccine. When i got the serum antibody results back i learned that my body did not convert. Today i started the hep b series all over agein. What i want to know is if my body will convert after this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you don't convert after one booster shot, you might want to consider getting double doses of hepatitis B vaccine - the same vaccine that is actually given to hemodialysis patients. A recent study suggested that this is a reasonable Read more »

HEP VACCINATION IF HEP B POSITIVE

IF I TESTED HEP B POSITIVE, CAN I TAKE THE HEPATITIS VACCINE SERIES? I AM APPLYING TO NURSING SCHOOL, AND MOST PROGRAMS REQUIRE THE SERIES.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not sure what you mean by "hep B positive". If you have already been exposed, then the nursing school should be able to accept that as proof of protection through 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 »
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The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...Taking Care of Yourself What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a treatment that prevents us from getting a disease. It worksby teaching our immune system how to protect itself against a disease-causing germ like avirus or bacteria. Vaccines are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

... What Is a Vaccine? How Does a Vaccine Work? What's Different About AIDS Vaccines? How Are AIDS Vaccines Tested? How Close Are We to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Philly to Get Dose of HIV Vaccine Education

... [PNU editor's note: By mayoral proclamation, May 18 was designated "HIV Vaccine Awareness Day" in Philadelphia. The commemoration and a special community event were planned to raise awareness of, and participation Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...worker, the CDC nonetheless suggests that when treating people with AIDS, personnel take precautions similar to those used with hepatitis B patients. Related Links Read the guidelines AIDS is named The CDC convenes a meeting of... Read more »

Traveling to Africa/Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by travelingguy
...to get this vaccination again. The initial shot is only good for a ten year span. I just got off the telephone with "travel nurse" who administers the vaccines in this area and she did, what I think, an excellent job in explaining it in... Read more »

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 »

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 »