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A 20-year-old male asked:

My friend told me that hepatitis vaccine is made from human plasma and it can carry hiv if the person has hiv in his plasma correct?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not true: Your friend is wrong. The earliest versions of hepaatitis B vaccine (40 years ago) were made from human plasma, but that has not been true for a very long time. The vaccine definitely does not carry HIV. Don't worry about it.

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