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Offline woodshere

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Hep B Vaccine
« on: April 10, 2007, 10:51:12 AM »
Had my quarterly dr appt yesterday.  Asked about getting the Hep B vaccine?  He said definitely, but I should wait until my cd4 count is higher (currently 267) so that the odds of it taking are greater.  Good advice or should I go ahead and start.  And yes I am very sexually active, so I take a chance everytime.

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Offline JPinLA

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 10:57:30 AM »
Hey woods - I started the Hep B vaccination series with CD4 290..not to much different than yours really and my doc said that should be perfectly fine for me to develop a good antibody titer.  I would think that it's worth the risk of it not taking.  Just my opinion.  Good luck (and it is a good idea!).

JP
11/06 - Diagnosed - VL/5784 & CD4 326
2/07 - VL/6000 & CD4 290 2/07
3//07 -Began Truvada/Viramune 
4/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 320 22%
7/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 286 22%
11/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 302 26%

Offline woodshere

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 11:53:13 AM »
Yeah, that is kinda the way I am leaning.  However if I don't develop anitbodies, can I take it again?
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Offline JPinLA

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 11:55:09 AM »
Yeah, I think so.  I think you go through the series, see of you develop a titer and then give you a booster series to see if it takes again. 
11/06 - Diagnosed - VL/5784 & CD4 326
2/07 - VL/6000 & CD4 290 2/07
3//07 -Began Truvada/Viramune 
4/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 320 22%
7/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 286 22%
11/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 302 26%

Offline trellium

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 12:12:15 PM »
FDA just recently approved accelerated dosing schedule for Combined Hep A & B (GSK's TWINRIX) vaccine.
Previous dosing schedule took 6 months and was given at 0, 1, 6 months.
New accelerated dosing schedule compresses all 3 shots into a 1 month period at 0, 7, 21-30 days followed by a recommended booster dose at 12 months. 

Might wanna check with doc whether the new accelerated dosing schedule can also be applied to the sole Hep B (GSK's ENGERIX-B) vaccine too since it’s the same component in TWINRIX.

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_b/news/2007/040607_a.html

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 12:26:53 PM »
I had to get both Hep A & B vaccines twice because apparently when I received them 4 years ago, they didn't take because they didn't show up on the tests (I'm assuming a test for antibodies). After I tested poz and started seeing my current doctor, he had me get both again.
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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 12:58:02 PM »
Woods,

I have the Hep A + B series of vaccines when my CD4 counts were in the 300 range.
Not terribly far away from yours.  Fortunately, mine "took".  I suspect you have a good
chance too.  My doc ran a Hep A + B antibody test almost a year later, to verify.

Of course, since I haven't had sex in forever (years) it is all somewhat moot for me
(but hope springs eternal).  I think  the vaccines are a smart precaution for anyone
who is sexually active (or a wannabe like me).

Cheers,

Henry
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     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Offline gaz41

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 02:27:37 PM »
People react differently to the vaccine , i had my first course when my were similar to yours , didnīt take, the 2nd course didnīt take either the 3rd course my numbers were over 400 and my doc gave me a double dose of the vaccine and then i formed antibodies

so its a case of wait and see

all the best

Garry

Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 02:47:38 PM »
I got the Hep B vaccine in 1998 or so... it was right after the damn thing came out, I remember that.

I did get a test to see if I still had antibodies to it in 2005 after diagnosis... and I did. 

I had no reactions to it whatsoever... and when a couple of guys I know in Richmond turned yellow from the damn thing... I was very happy I'd gotten the shots. 

Go for it whenever your doc says to... one less thing to worry about.
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Offline Strayboy74

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Re: Hep B Vaccine
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 07:01:53 PM »
I had the hep A & B series, taken at the same time,  apparently my body developed antibodies to Hep A but not Hep B.  So, recently, I finished a second vaccination against B.  My TC's were at 325.  I'm fine. :)

-joseph


 


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