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Hep A And Hep B
Absolutely: Not only can you get them at travel clinics, but both vaccines are readily available from most doctors, and if your adult doctor doesn't have them, a family practice doctor in your area would. Finally, you can almost always get these through your local health department at a very reasonable fee. Glad you are being proactive before your travels! ...Read more
If you had hep a can you catch it again or your immune to it or does it mean your gonna catch hep b please explain?
Virus/ImmuneFunction: Hepatitis A usually the most acutely severe viral hepatitis; also least likely to recur once immune system prepared. Hepatitis virus B & C rarely as acutely severe, yet, in some people, the immune system does not fully resulting in chronic (years) hepatitis leading to cirrhosis (diffuse liver scaring: ultimately fatal), thus important to get immunized before exposed, etc. Look up on Google. ...Read more
I am immuned to Hep A& Hep B because I had them before. Am I immuned to them for life? Am I at risk to have them again?Do I need Hep A & Btests again?
Using this site: You can get the most from this site when you describe a problem and ask a clear related question. You have written a statement, that you need some vaccines. This site does not provide vaccines or referrals. If you have questions about the vaccines you should state them. Otherwise contact your doc & arrange to get them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had twinrix vac 6yrs. Ago. Tested recently for hep a&b. Both were pos. (immune). Why did hep b say IgG and hep a didn't? I am immune to both correct?
Yes: That's usually the way the tests are named. The hepa test for immunity is a test for total hepa antibody (meaning igg and igm combined). So, if a person is not suffering from hepatitis a at the moment, then there wouldn't be any hepa igm, but only hepa igg (which would mean the person is immune if she has an adequate level of the igg). The test may be labeled "hepa immunity" or "hepa total". ...Read more
Whatdoes Hepatitis B Surface AB reactive mean? It says Hepatitis B serology consist with immunity to from previous hepatitis vacination&Hep A total AB
Vaccinated, immune: This result shows you have previously been vaccinated against hepatitis B, and that you are immune to hep B. You don't provide enough detail on the hepatitis A result, but if hep A antibody was found, you also are immune to hep A, probably also from being vaccinated. ...Read more
When a person recovers from Hepatitis A, is the virus truly 100% gone from their system? Or is it just suppressed and can reactivate like Hep B and C?
What does Hep A Ab reactive and Hep B Surf Ab reactive mean? Does it mean I have hepatitis A and B or had shots maybe as a kid? I’m confused. Thanks
Yes: You have likely had hepatitis A and been vaccinated for B or had the disease. Make sure you have the whole panel reviewed with your physician as based on the rest of the panel it can be determined if you had the disease or the vaccine. ...Read more
I was tested for Hep A&Hep B(twice for each Hep)& was told by doctor I am immuned for both Heps.Are these lifelong immunities?Do I need to test again?
No: They are not always lifelong. You should be tested periodically and some people need booster immunzations ...Read more
Why is twinrix not recommended for post exposure prophylaxis for hep. B? Engerix is used for that and has the same ingredients except hep. A not added
Hep A and B vaccines: Hep a vaccinations is given as 2 shots at least 6 months apart. Hep b is a series of 3 shots given within a 6 month period (first dose, then 2months and 6 months after the first dose). Once these regimens are completed, you should not require further doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SeriesOfShotsOnlyOnc: You need series of shots for both only once in life time according to the recommendations by CDC Hep A is given series of two shots 6 months apart Hep B is given series of 3 shots Second shot after one month and third after six months of 1st shot According to CDC both these vaccines give long term protection possibly lifelong ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does Bactria and viruses like salmonella typhi, hep A, hep B , herpes etc. can survive on surfaces like mattresses, blankets, clothes etc.
Varies: Streptococcus pneumonia and strep pyogenes can survive on surfaces such a books, toys cribs for months. Studies show that antibiotic resistant bacteria can survive on hospital fabrics for upto 90days (synthetic fabrics) . Viruses such as adenovirus, herpes virus and polio virus can survive on hard surfaces for upto 8 weeks. Vaccinia and cocackie virus can survive for upto 2 weeks. ...Read more