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Author Topic: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?  (Read 2492 times)

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Offline cityboy

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Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« on: July 20, 2008, 09:53:32 AM »
My doc told me that after the first Hep A shot I would need to repeat in 3 months.

A friend of mine was told that he only needed the shot once

Could anyone clarify this for me?

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 11:09:51 AM »
I was told that I'll need a second shot six months after the first one.

I guess that doesn't clarify the matter.  Maybe the single shot is for HIV- people.
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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 11:20:10 AM »
When I had this done, I was also told a shot would be needed 6 mos later.   :)
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Offline cityboy

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 11:20:43 AM »
My friend is positive also who was told he was going to need only one shot




I was told that I'll need a second shot six months after the first one.

I guess that doesn't clarify the matter.  Maybe the single shot is for HIV- people.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 02:20:49 PM »
Your friend is wrong - it's a two dose series vaccination.  Either it was administered to him incorrectly, or his memory isn't good.  Ignore him, and be careful listening to his medical observations and recommendations in the future.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2008, 02:24:16 PM by philly267 »
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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 02:22:06 PM »
both single-antigen hep a vaccines licensed in the US need 2 doses for full coverage - second dose recommended to be give3n 6-12 months after the first

people who aren't able or willing to receive the vaccine for whatever reason (allergies etc) can have a single dose of hep a immune globulin. this can also beused for pre & post exposure prophylaxis - it only offers protection against hepatitis A virus for aroud 3 months though i believe

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 02:28:49 PM »
Here is the CDC information sheet on this shot:

link

note:  this is a .pdf file so if you're web browser is not configured to view such things in line then you need to right click on the link and save the file to your desktop, then open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 03:58:24 PM »
What about a Hep B series?

When I was diagnosed with hep A in 98 my doc told me that he would want to start the B series when I recovered from A.  Did the series, and I had antibodies six months later., even three years later.  Then, when I enrolled at NIH in January 2006 there was no sign of immunity.  Took a "booster" and it didn't take, either.

Just keep in mind that the immune system is a quirky thing.

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 04:04:39 PM »
HBV is 3 doses.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2008, 04:20:39 PM »
I've had to take follow up boosters for B years down the road.  It wears off in some people so you should get re-screened from time to time.  Not sure if A is the same but I assume if it is my doctors have checked for it. 

I know I started all of these vaccines a decade ago or so and my doctors have always been very attentive to the issue.  This should all be part of good comprehensive HIV care at least for gay men.
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Offline BT65

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2008, 06:22:42 PM »
This should all be part of good comprehensive HIV care at least for gay men.

And IV drug users, since they (we) sleep around with everyone.
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Offline cityboy

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2008, 06:55:31 PM »
I had Hep B which I was told self cleared and may have made me an easier target for the virus



quote author=redhotmuslbear link=topic=22124.msg282354#msg282354 date=1216583904]
What about a Hep B series?

When I was diagnosed with hep A in 98 my doc told me that he would want to start the B series when I recovered from A.  Did the series, and I had antibodies six months later., even three years later.  Then, when I enrolled at NIH in January 2006 there was no sign of immunity.  Took a "booster" and it didn't take, either.

Just keep in mind that the immune system is a quirky thing.

Best,
David
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Offline cityboy

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2008, 07:00:06 PM »
Thank you is very informative!  I will send this link to my friend too.  I do no know why he said 1 shot, he might be unclear of what the doctor said.



Here is the CDC information sheet on this shot:

link

note:  this is a .pdf file so if you're web browser is not configured to view such things in line then you need to right click on the link and save the file to your desktop, then open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Offline cityboy

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Re: Hepatitis A Shot-One time?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2008, 07:02:57 PM »
thank you for the help. 

Cityboy :--)

 


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