Persons with compromised immune systems (e.g., HIV/AIDS)
Persons with chronic liver disease or chronic hepatitis C
Inmates of long-term correctional facilities
There are two types of
products available for prophylaxis and the prevention of hepatitis B infection:
B vaccine provides long-term
protection against HBV infection, and is used for both pre-exposure and
post-exposure prophylaxis. There
are three doses of the vaccine; the second dose is given 1 month after the
first, and the third dose is given 6 months after the first.
Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (HBIG) provides temporary
protection against the hepatitis B virus for 3 6 months, and is used only in
certain post exposure settings.
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