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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7240

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My package of generic harvoni has been at Heathrow Inter'L since 12/29/15 waiting for customs paperwork approval is my guess.
My GI doctor(USA) would not give me a Rx unless used for original harvoni. He did, however, recommend that I get the Hep A
and Hep B vaccination series of shots before starting harvoni. He believes I will probably start Tx at his office.

My question is: I have one more series of Hep A and B shots left to be administered in March. If and when my generics arrive,
do I need to finish the Hep A/B shots first. Do I need them at all?

Finally, my contact used Royal Mail Inter'l from a suggestion on this site to send my meds. He filled out the appropriate
paperwork per the employee instructions which did not say anything about a Rx....hopefully a knowledgeable employee.
I'm getting a little worried now. Does anyone know if Heathrow customs will look for a Rx from my doctor? Thx, you guys
are great.
contracted Gen 1a in the 70's, dx in 2007...ast 27 to 35...alt 43 to 96...vl 1.2 mil to 8.6 mil.
biopsy F-2 (2012)..pre tx results 1/23/16 ast 32, alt 46, vl 3.1 mil
tx started 2/11/16.... lab results 2/24/16 ast 18, alt 18, vl <15 IU/ml
28 days later.............lab results 3/9/16 ast 21, alt 21, vl UND
56 days later.............lab results 4/6/16 ast 20, alt 22, vl UND
139 days later...........lab results 6/29/16 ast 28, alt 30, vl UND...EOT
SVR24
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7251

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My consultant advised me to get Hep A and vaccinations, but I already started treatment, so will have to arrange after that. I don't know how long after the tx I need to arrange this. Is it 6 month?
Gen 1b, F1-F2. Naive.
Started Twinvir tx on 2 nd of December 2015 for 12 weeks.
Starting VL 400000, Alt 49/AST 44
1 week VL 29, ALT 44/AST 30.
4 weeks VL 12, ALT 33, Platelets 145, all other tests normal.
7 weeks VL Detected, ALT 28, all other normal
8 weeks UND, 12 week UND, 24 week SVR UND
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7255

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My first hospital told me to get Hep A/B and even phoned my GP surgery to make sure I did. They told me to get a combined jab, but I had some vaccinations years ago & wanted to check first. I always look into these things as 'one size doesn't fit all'and not keen on multi-jabs.

Moved hospitals & 2nd hospital did HepB as routine and I was immune.
Keep meaning to get round to the single HepA one, but haven't felt up to it. Will wait until I've finished treatment now.
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7260

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The good doctor needs to weigh in here it seems. I had to get my immunizations before my GI would allow me to start tx. I don't know if it was a health issue or an insurance requirement.
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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7280

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Well .... I had the first of a three shot Hep A/B vaccine back in 2005 I think ... then travel plans changed and I forgot about finishing the series.

My blood tests in August included A/B antibody tests and I showed no immunity so on my next visit on September 14 they gave me my first dose of a new three shot treatment. The doctor knew I was headed off to find my generics and that I wouldn't be back for a while and he said it was fine.

But I was gone longer than planned. Started my generics on October 18, got my next blood tests on December 1 and saw the doctor on December 16 and was given my second shot in the series ... doctor was unconcerned about the time lapse. Will be getting my EOT blood drawn on the 11th and see the doctor again on the 18th and will get the final A/B shot at that time.
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7318

Hepatitis A is a faecal oral disease ie you get it from eating someone else's sh*t. Immunity wears off over time. When you are overseas drinking bottled water this is one of the diseases you are trying to avoid.

Hep B is spread by body fluid contact - blood or sex. Immunity fades and we used to boost but this has been shown to be unnecessary.

Hep A and B are typical travel vaccinations.

So most of the vaccination recommendation would be travel related.

Hep C treatment can re-activate Hep B in some rare cases. I don't know that booster vaccination would help given you don't need a booster to defend yourself.....
YMMV
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7319

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Why or how Hep C treatment can re-activate Hep B in some rare cases?
Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
Two weeks
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7321

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I was vaccinated for HepB many years ago for travel. the amount that showed up in my blood, was the exact amount that a vaccination shows. (Will look up but think around 450 mark) - also showed up years later when I was pregnant. Pity they don't test pregnant women for HepC as routine now - They should. It was long lasting for me anyway and I certainly wouldn't have another dose unless that immunity goes. My feeling is, It may be worth checking immunity before getting another dose pre travel in the future.

(edit) HepC nurse at 1st hospital said re vaccination 'the last thing you need is another hepatitis' - hence protocol, but fail to test to see if you're immune first.
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7343

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Lloyd Wright reckons that vaccinations including a, b and flu shots increase your viral load by millions ?
Geno1a 35years fibrosis 2 or 3 different results from different hospitals ??
24weeks mesochem sof/led as unsure of fibrosis status.
currently UND. No bad side effects
Have svr12 ... waiting for svr 24
I now have SVR 36 weeks.
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7344

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I certainly wouldn't want to have them while on treatment !
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7353

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A couple of years ago I got a Hep A vaccine. I believe that is imperative. It is so easy to contract and is fairly prevalent. But Hep B? I would think you would only need that if you were planning on engaging in some type of risky behavior. No?
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Genotype 3
VL 4,100,000
ALT 101 AST 71
Treatment Naive
Started Sof/Dac Jan 12, 2016
VL= <15 4 weeks in. AST/ALT normal.
VL=UNDETECTED 8 weeks in.
SVR4= Virus back. 3,300,000
1 week later= 20,741,477

I know I will be cured.
Thank you Jesus.
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 1 year 7 months ago #7365

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"About a third of the world population has been infected at one point in their lives, including 240 million to 350 million who have chronic infections.[1][8] Over 750,000 people die of hepatitis B each year.[1] About 300,000 of these are due to liver cancer.[9] "

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_B

While the risk is far lower in most modern first world countries, IMHO anyone with Hep C should still make considered, educated decisions regarding vaccinating for Hep A and B, and also Flu, in consultation with a suitably qualified medical professional. I would not include those wanting to sell you natural remedies in that decision process unless advised to by the medical professional you are consulting.

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24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND!!! :cheer: :silly: :woohoo:
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 10 months 2 weeks ago #21914

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Hello Everybody,

So glad to find this thread :).

I am thinking to have the vaccination for hep A and B in order to reduce the possible future risks (I am thinking that hep B can be taken without knowing from where, as it happened to me with hep C...).

Is there any known recommendation at which time after the DAA treatment these vaccines can be taken?

Cheers,
RHF
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 10 months 2 weeks ago #21915

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I'm no doctor, but I have heard vaccinations for A & B can be deadly if not all HVC is out of your system.
I'd check first forsure.
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Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
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Hep A and Hep B vaccinations 10 months 2 weeks ago #21916

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I really have little idea how/when I contracted HCV which I now do not have thank you FHC.
I was vaccinated for HepB because it was free in my professional area to have the shots.
I show a vaccination marker in my blood.
I don't know if I had HCV or not when I was vaccinated!!
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Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!?!) stopped at Week 43 due to potassium level ext. low plus other issues (relapse at week 4 post tx, VL120,000) many secondary niggles eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibrosc F0
Day 25 VL <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT 11 AST 17 GGT 19
SVR4 UND ALT 10 AST 16 GGT 13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST 16 GGT 15
SVR12 UND ALT 14 AST 19 GGT 12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST 20 GGT 9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT 11 AST 15
Cured at SVR12
Dysplasia Adenoma removed Aug '16
SVR24 UND ALT 11 AST16
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