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    Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis A virus, also known as HAV. Hepatitis...

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    Hepatitis A can cause a short-term (or acute) illness, which normally lasts 10 to 14 days. It has no long-term, or chronic, phase. You can normally expect...

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  • Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

    Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

    26 January 2014 | BETA blog
  • Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

    Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

    10 August 2012 | EurekAlert
  • Third of the world infected with hepatitis: WHO

    Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with one of the viruses that causes the liver disease hepatitis, which kills about a million victims annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

    27 July 2011 | Reuters
  • Copy of Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

    A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

    21 June 2011 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
  • Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

    A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

    21 June 2011 | AIDSMeds
  • HIV-Positive Men Need a Booster Dose of the Hep A Vaccine

    HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)  required an extra booster dose to have an equivalent response to the vaccine as HIV-negative men, findings presented at the 50th ICAAC show.

    15 September 2010 | AIDSMeds.com
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