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Author Topic: Hep B injection.  (Read 1752 times)

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Offline newplayer

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Hep B injection.
« on: May 12, 2012, 09:30:42 AM »
Hi all,

First time posting and not sure if this topic have been posted. If yes, I do apologised.

I have been recently diagnosed with Hep B and just on my HIV meds for 4th day (truvada + sistava). I was surprised on hep B. Anyway no problem in sleeping and always feeling dizziness when awake and feeling tiring. Hopefully it will go off after weeks as i hate this feeling. My doc told me that it is useless to get hep B injection as since i already contacted it. However, my partner read from a website suggesting hep B patient still can go for injection. I am feeling confused.

I hope anyone out there can help me with these questions.

1) Is it true hep B carrier can still go for the hep B injection? Does that help?
2) I am on truvada - does that makes the hep B virus disappear?
3) I read some post here saying one can recover from Hep B, does that means it will be gone like zero?

Can't think properly of how to construct my questions here as my brain are spaced out.  :'(



Offline newt

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 05:35:52 PM »
1. If you have hep B there's no point getting vaccinated, you have been vaccinated naturally, the aim of a vaccine is to produce antiodies to an infection and thus a defence, having hep B will make your body produce antibodies to this virus.

2. Truvada controls but does not eliminate heb B virus

3. You can recover from hep B, most people recover (ie have no detectable hep B virus) within 6 months of catching it. After 6 months hep B is deemed chronic if the viurus is detectable in your blood, but it can still sometimes go away after this time (took me a year).

Hope this helps

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline surf18

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 11:17:54 AM »
yea i had hep b too, took about 8 months for me to clear. didn't take anything for it, just let it do its course. but right in the beginning the feelings i had were terrible. so tired, so much malaise. ugh. terrible.
and as the above poster said the vac. will do you know good at this time.

Offline newplayer

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 01:07:58 PM »
Thank you both for replying. I am glad it will go away. If in future found that my hep B are cleared, can I get vaccinated to prevent it or it is unless since I got it before?


Offline surf18

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 08:22:59 PM »
if you do clear it, you don't need to be van. against it as you can't get it again. but.... get vac for hep a. thats a three shot process, i wouldn't wait for that. get that as soon as you can.

Offline tealeaf

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 12:36:54 PM »
I have chronic Hep B (it didn't clear on it own for years) and Truvada in Complera kills it just the same as HIV. My Hep B viral load gone undetected after just a month.

You should definitely vaccinated against Hep A though.
12/05/2011 - tested positive
12/14/2011 - CD4 376 (18%) - VL 45734
12/28/2011 - CD4 367 (17%) - VL 27000
01/05/2012 - started Complera
02/08/2012 - CD4 521 (31%) - VL 226
04/05/2012 - CD4 453 (22%) - VL 44

Offline Valmont

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
Just 10 years ago, Ive been vaccunated separatively against hep A and hep B (3 shots each time).

I have a doubt, my doc here says that I wont need anymore in life these injections, but the french indication says that each 10 years I have to receive another shot.

I know that vaccunation programs may change from a country in regard to others...

Who is right?  What should I do???
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY/ATRIPLA/Mylan....
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50%
Dic 2013: Latent TB, started Isoniazid

Offline newt

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »
10 years is often recommended as a top up for hep A and B vaccinations. The docs can test first to see if you still have immunity. If you do, you don't really need a top-up.

On the other hand, it might just be simpler/cheaper to get a new set of shots.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Valmont

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2012, 11:22:57 PM »
Ok, many thanks Matt
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY/ATRIPLA/Mylan....
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50%
Dic 2013: Latent TB, started Isoniazid

Offline newplayer

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 04:42:21 PM »
if you do clear it, you don't need to be van. against it as you can't get it again. but.... get vac for hep a. thats a three shot process, i wouldn't wait for that. get that as soon as you can.


Thanks all for the reply. My doc is preparing the hep A vaccine for me and be getting it soon. However, I am not quite clear by what you mean since i got hep B before and cleared (hopefully it will) I can't get it again? Are you saying it is like a one time thingy and won't recur or catch it from others again?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 04:49:08 PM by newplayer »

Offline newt

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Re: Hep B injection.
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »
If you got heb B naturally it is unlikely you will get it again, the antibodies created by getting hep B first time round tend to stay in your blood for life and therefore defend against getting hep B again.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

 


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