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When Should A Newborn Receive The First Hepatitis B Vaccination

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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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hepabig and vaccine

good day!Just want to know the difference between hepabig and hepa vaccine doses.what is hepabig(immunoglobilin) for?will it be still effective if administered beyond the prescribed 24 hour period? Will a booster dose help? I'm from the Philippines...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Use of both hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and Hepatitis B vaccine are extremely effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis B virus from mother to infant.Hepatitis B vaccine induces the body's immune system to protect itself from future... 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 »

needle prick

I am a midwife,after giving hepa b vaccine to a newborn baby whose mother is hepa b reactive i accidentaly prick the needle.I was non reactive for hepa b and right away i started my anti-hepa vaccine until 3 doses.Do i need to have a immunoglubulin...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...correctly, you pricked yourself with a clean needle. There is no reason to have immunoglobulin then. You should be protected against hepatitis B virus in the future however, since you are a healthcare worker. All HCWs should be vaccinated. Read more »

Can Vaccination completely prevent Hepatitis B?

Hi, my girlfriend was infected of Hepatitis B virus when she was very young, and a check a few years ago was still positive. I learned that I should get vaccinated before having sex and if we were to have a baby, he/she should be vaccinated right...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...birth, the baby would receive both vaccine and immunoglobulin. Completion of the vaccine series is very effective in preventing hepatitis B infection of the baby. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis A Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis B Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection ... Read more »
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time line

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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of the animals developed hepatitis. Just around day # 14 after the infection they showed... Read more »

Before sex getting tested together first

Posted by dsaklad
...human immunodeficiency virus,   b. tuberculosis,   c. hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C   d. and getting vaccinated for hepatitis... Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
...First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell Read more »