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what does immune to hepatitis b mean

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Protection: Means that specific individual is well protected against hepatitis b.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B.: It will be helpful if you give the specific tests that were done. There are several different test we do to determine if someone is infected, immune o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need actual results: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Protected: You are protected from getting infected with hepatitis b.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Either: You are immune from having had it before and recovered or you have been vaccinated against hbv.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No guarantees: You can recover and still have the virus in your system. If so, exacerbations of HBV can occur. Tests are available to determine if the virus, its a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Theoretically: It should. But as always it is wise to take measures to minimize risk for blood borne diseases regardless of vaccination status.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
No: Hepatitis b vaccine does not provide immunity to hepatitis c. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis c.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is a three shot series. Receiving only 1 shot with give some people protection, but the number of people with immunity increas ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: About 95% of otherwise healthy adults who are exposed to hepatitis b will control the infection with their own immune systems. The hepatitis b (hbv) i ... Read More
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