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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 »

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 »

HEP VACCINATION IF HEP B POSITIVE

IF I TESTED HEP B POSITIVE, CAN I TAKE THE HEPATITIS VACCINE SERIES? I AM APPLYING TO NURSING... Read more »
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Poster Session 42405: The Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination in HIV-Infected Patients

...Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended for people living with HIV (as well as men who have sex with men, health care workers, and Read more »
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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

... People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

... First Anti-Cancer Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine prevents hepatitis B disease and its serious consequences like hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Therefore, this Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine Decreases Hepatitis B Incidence in Cohort of Drug Users

...Recent research from Italy showed that the incidence of hepatitis B infection decreased, due to anti-HBV vaccination, in a cohort of drug users followed over 15 years. "In the Western world," the 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 »

Very Stressed, OCD , Sleepless . Can anyone help

Posted by sam111, 1 Reply
...testing .Thank God they used fresh syringe to pick my finger . I took baseline testing for hep C . And i am Vaccinated for Hep b and checked the immune status of hep b . I am immune to hep B form the test result . I am sleepless due to the... 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 »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question Read more »