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Please help. I had an exposure of saliva from an hbv +ve girl through kissing. After 3 days i got the vaccine 1st shot for prevention. Then after 2nd dose we had kissed again and again exposure to saliva. Now I am a bit scared that I might not get jaundice for acute hepatitis b if exposed. Does the vaccine work as post exposure in this case? its been 160 + days since the 1st exposure and around 100+ days since the 2nd one. My 3rd dose is due in October. Do all get jaundice etc from acute hepatitis. I am worried. Please help.
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i even heard of fulminant hepatitis b. Do strong symptoms come depending on the amount of virus to which the person is exposed? and can symptoms come beyond 150 days?
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that is only 1% of people with too strong immune system, the use of tenofovir plus entecavir blocks fulminant hepatitis, there is a report on this on int'l liver meeting on november
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you need blood tests for that and it comes in few weeks or never
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Thanx stef2011 foryour reply. Can u answer regarding my exposure.Does vaccination work or is sufficient in my case? Or should i be worried about jaundice etc. Thanx a lot for your reply
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At this stage you need two tests.

1- HBSag to get a final answer if you are a HBV infected person.
2- If HBSAG is negative with God's will you are lucky and at this stage you need to check in your body had built HBS ab. If less than 10UI/ml do your 3rd dose on october and after a month time re-test for HBSab on the 7th month after you took the first shot. if it is still low HBSab you need a booster shot the fourth one and Stef can correct me on this last one to be taken on the 8th months and then re -test on the 9th months for HBSab ,or get the boosting shot on the 12 month after the 1st shot and re-test on the 13th months after the first shot.
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