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Hepatitis A Vaccine

I thought of taking hepatitis A vaccine tommorow but I just reread my result which did on 18th oct possible encounter was 11th sept.
1. Hep C Ab ( Anti-HCV IgG) - negative
2. Hep A Igm ( Anti-HAV IgM)- negative

I found this from:http://www.*****/posts/Herpes/Genital-herpes/show/1348886?personal_page_id=1791529#post_6262842

IgM anti-HAV antibodies indicate a recent infection with hepatitis A virus. IgM anti-HAV antibodies generally can be detected in the blood as early as 2 weeks after the initial HAV infection. These antibodies disappear from the blood 3 to 12 months after the infection.

IgG anti-HAV antibodies mean that you have had a hepatitis A viral infection. About 8 to 12 weeks after the initial infection with hepatitis A virus, IgG anti-HAV antibodies appear and remain in the blood for lifelong protection (immunity) against HAV.

If I have had infected by this A virus in past before 11th sept encounter and IGM test doesnt found the virus, should I take IGG test for hepatitis A? though this virus likely not pass on sex( some article says low risk by sex) My I last partner positive for hepatitis A ( just came to know 2 days before) I think I had the all symptoms exculde Jaundice but I was unaware of this virus.
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should I take IGG test for hepatitis A?

just take vaccine it makes no difference if you had hav already in this case vaccine just makes a rise in the antibody titer

the only difference is the money you spend for vaccine that could be saved but you also spend money for igg hav test
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Thanks for you reply
I do understand not necessary to take vaccine if have already infected by Hep A. What I need to know is the IGg Anti HAV for virus A needed under my condition because my Hep A Igm ( Anti-HAV IgM)- negative .If my Igg-anti hep virus A comes positive then no need of vaccine. am I right?
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if both igm or igg get positive vaccine doesn t work anymore because the illness has started already or cleeared already
you should have checked both since it is easy you have had hav already and in some sian countries it is endemic

in any case check them both and make vaccine
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