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  • Reminder of vaccination (3rd dose)

    To ensure the effectiveness of vaccination against hepatitis A and B (Twinrix), three (3) doses are required :

    1re


    2e :

    1 month after the first dose

    3e :

    6 months after the first dose

    This tool lets you send a friendly reminder for your third dose of vaccine.

    Please enter the date of the second dose as well as your email address. You will be notified within five (5) months.

    Date of the second vaccine:

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    What can I do to stay in good health?

    The answer to this question is not complicated. In fact, whether sero-positive or sero-negative the answer to this question is the same. It is all about lifestyle issues, and you probably already know what is important, but here are a couple of simple principles to assist you in the promotion of your general health:

    • A well-balanced diet that includes all the different food groups, eat regular meals at regular intervals (don’t skip meals);
    • Regular exercise, particularly cardiovascular or aerobic exercise is good for both the body and the mind;
    • Take care of the mind – don’t ignore psychological issues (if you need assistance speak to your physician about resources – stress management, counseling, therapy, etc;
    • Quit or cut down on your smoking habit (this is a big one);
    • If you consume alcohol and/or recreational drugs – do so in moderation and play safe (some recreational drugs may interact with antiretrovirals and you may have to be careful to avoid complications). Speak with your physician/pharmacist for up-to-date info on drug-drug interactions;
    • Prevent common infections via vaccination: yearly influenza vaccination, pneumonia vaccination, hepatitis A and B vaccination;
    • Protect yourself from sexually transmitted illness (play safe!);
    • Ensure a regular follow-up for HIV, routine testing for sexually transmitted illnesses and routine age-appropriate tests with respect to your general health (apart from HIV).

    As you can see from the partial list above – you need to take care of yourself!

     

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