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Vaccination for Hepatitis A - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   HELLO MY BF HAS RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEP A
User :   IDK IF I HAVE IT OR NOT
User :   I DONT FEEL SICK OR ANYTHING I KISSED HIM THOUGH
User :   AND IM REA;;Y NERVOUS
User :   I FEEL LIKE A TRASH BAG
User :   ??
User :   ?
Doctor :   Okay

Doctor :  
Is he in active stage?
User :   HE JUST CAME DOWN WITH THE SYMPTOMS LIKE A WEEK AGO
User :   I WAS AT HIS HOUSE 1 DAY BEFORE HE CAME DOWN WITH THE SYMPTOMS
User :   I KISSED HIM THE DAY BEFORE HE CAME DOWN WITH THE SYMPTOMS
Doctor :  
If it is more than a week the inicidence occured
Doctor :   then you dont have to worry
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if you would have contracted you would have presented with symptoms
Doctor :  
by now

Doctor :   Hi
User :   i herd that you may not have the symptoms for up to 1 month
Doctor :  
It the range from 1 week to 1 month.
Doctor :   Most of them present within 1 week
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and only few present nearing a month.
User :   i felt like my chest was sorta tight feeling like the day after i went home form his house because i was only there at his house for 2 days the first day he was fine thats when i kissed him the second day i wasnt around him much i stayed out of his room but i slept in his bed but i used my own pillow
User :   soo i thought i came down with the flu but it only lasted one day
Doctor :  
okay
User :   no i have a slight cough like an itchy cough
User :   but no symptoms like he has had i dont have a cough any more i dont have any flu like symptoms
Doctor :  
If you are worried very much you can go for the vaccination
Doctor :  
it is available for Hepatitis A, B and C also
User :   should i get tested??
User :   idk what to do
User :   i herd there wasnt a vaccine for c?
Doctor :   It is available in few centres recently
User :   how do i make sure my doctor office has the vaccine for a b and c
Doctor :   But since you have come in contact with only A that will be sufficient and B is available worldwide.
Doctor :   If you take A and B that will give slight protection against C also and C is transmitted mainly by blood and the vaccines are available only in trial areas.
Doctor :  
hence there is not much to worry about C .
User :   oooh okay
Doctor :  
But A and B can be done.
User :   i just feel unsure
User :   if i contract hep a will i always test positive for it?
User :   can i have kids with out my kid contracting it??
Doctor :  
IF you are cured the transmission is less
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as your body fights against it
User :   well im goin to get tested for it this thursday i dont like the fact that if i have it i will always be tested for it
User :   if i get my vaccination within 2 weeks will i still have hep a if i do actually have it?
Doctor :  
it is best to get it tested first then go for vaccination
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otherwise the test can e positive.
Doctor :  
you can give the sample first and then on the same day take vaccine
Doctor :  
it is best as soon as possible so that you will be on the safer side
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and prevented from contracting the disease
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if at all positive the will give an immunoglobin injection to combat it
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immediately
User :   if i get a vaccination will hep a not be in my system
Doctor :   no it is killed virus and its particles that are used for vaccine
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and other vaccine is ineffective virus
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which dont have the capacity to cause the disease
Doctor :   and once vaccination shecdule is over you will be protected for life time
Doctor :  
are you there
User :   sorry yes i am here
Doctor :   Okay so you are going to get vaccinated and tested
User :   so you think if i have hep a i should of had the symptoms by now
Doctor :  
most probably but since you have the doubt you can go for the test and vaccination
Doctor :  
so that you can be tension free
User :   okay
User :   so when i go on thursday do u think its too late for the vaccinne if i have hep a?
Doctor :  
no it is only two days it will make little difference but sooner will be best
User :   okay so when i get my blood drawn how long until i kno my results?
Doctor :  
there is a rapid test which will be given on same day
User :   okay
User :   soo let me ask you a question do you think i have hep a
Doctor :  
I think No.
User :   okay
User :   kuz my mom is making me even more scared saying that if i have hep a i can get b as well and c and i wont be able to have kids and ill adventually need a liver transplant
Doctor :  
No A can be easily treated
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and B can be prevented easily
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and C can be kept far
User :   okay
User :   so i didnt understand you earlier let me ask you again so i can understand
User :   if i have hep a will i always test positive for it??
Doctor :   it is the protective antibodies that your body produces against the virus which will be positive not for the virus as a whole
Doctor :  
Hepatitis A virus dont survive in our body once cured
User :   soo it wont be on my health record saying i am infested with hep a
Doctor :  
it will not be for virus
Doctor :  
Okay
User :   okay
User :   what will happen to me is it like herpes??
User :   not the ulcers part
User :   but the fact that i cant ever get rid of it
Doctor :   You mean Herpes
Doctor :  
they remain inactive in our body until our health is fit
Doctor :  
Herpes stay inactivated
Doctor :  
that they only show upif are alredy had it once
User :   okay soo i pretty much shouldnt worry?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   okay sorry if i sound innoying
User :   i just have no one else to talk to
Doctor :   Okay
Doctor :  
that's why we are here
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to listen to your queries and solve them
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are you there
User :   yes i am here
User :   when can i visit my bf again??
Doctor :  
is there any thing i can help u
Doctor :   you can visit him any time
Doctor :  
there is no harm in that
User :   after i get vaccinated??
User :   or when can i feel comfortable kissing him?
Doctor :  
ya, you can take vaccine
Doctor :  
you can kiss him any time
User :   but he has hep a??
Doctor :  
it is not spread by kissing
User :   ooh
User :   how is it spread then??
Doctor :  
as i told you it is not that harmful
Doctor :  
it is spread through consumption of infected water and food
Doctor :   are you there
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are you ther
User :   ooh okay
User :   then i actually dont have anything to worry about then id rather just get tested and vaccinated to be 100% safe
Doctor :   are you there

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User :   im here
User :   im here
Doctor :   are you back
User :   im here
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User :   yes im sorry my computer froze
User :   then i actually dont have anything to worry about then id rather just get tested and vaccinated to be 100% safe
User :   then i actually dont have anything to worry about then id rather just get tested and vaccinated to be 100% safe
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