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Why Hep B Vaccine For Babies

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hep b reactive

hi doc, i got my hbsag result and its reactive.. the doc said to have my sgot/sgpt test and result is sgot my(result is 30) SI TRAD'l(up to 37 u/l) and my sgpt (result is 21.5) SI TRAD'l(up to 42 u/l) what is the meaning of that??I'am pregnant now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...As long as your baby has been vaccinated against hepatitis B, there should be no risk with breastfeeding. A study was performed of 369 infants born to women with chronic HBV. All were immunized Read more »

Infant vaccine

Hi Barbara,I am hep B inactive carrier for couple of years. In the latest test report (done last... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

...appropriate types of immune responses." Michel J. Caulfield, PhD, with Merck Research Laboratories, turned to the example of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic carriers of HBV have elevated levels of alanine aminotransferase liver enzyme and... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention and Pregnancy

... Table of Contents What is hepatitis B? Why is hepatitis B a problem for pregnant women and their babies? How can you get hepatitis B? If you feel healthy, can Read more »
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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 »

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 »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

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 »