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Can you get Hepatitis A again??
If you had exposure to Hepatitis A in the past, is it possible to contract the disease again in the future?   I was talking to a nurse, and he mentioned that he had hepatitis A twice.  I was under the assumption that you can only contract hepatitis A once.
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Hello and welcome to the forum!
A person who has hepatitis A infection becomes immune to HAV for the rest of his life once he recovers. He cannot get hepatitis A twice. The blood test for immunity to hepatitis A is called the hepatitis A total antibody test. IgG antibodies are present in a person who has suffered from hepatitis A. You need to clarify your doubts with the nurse. Do write to us again with more queries. Hope it helps.
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Hello:

I got Hep A when I was 10 years old and now after 18 years I tested positive for Hep A Ab, IgM and my PCP told me I have an acute Hep A infection,, meaning that I got it twice. Hope this helps
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I had Hep A when I was 25 and again when I was 50 . It is definity possible to have it twice ,even though the second time was milder it was still very unpleasant. hope this is useful to you
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You can have any disease more that once, depending on what other problems you have with your immune system.  I have some problems with my immune system and I have had hepatitis A twice and chicken pox a total of 5 times.  In all the hepA and zoster cases, I was extremely ill and there was no doubt I had the diagnosed disease.  I know it sounds bizarre, but I do have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular genetics focused on virology, so believe me it is possible.  However, it is not typical for someone to contract these viral diseases more than once.
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