|Hep A, B & C
Jul 25, 2004
Dear Dr. McGovern,
I was vaccinated for Hep B in 1996 and Hep A in 2004. My recent blood test shows:
Hep A IgG: posivite Hep B Sur Ab: Negative Anti-Hep C Ab: Negative
What do they mean? What should I do? Do I neet to vaccinate?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Your antibody test for hepatitis A suggests that you are protected.
Your surface antibody test for hepatitis B does not show protection. I would go back to your medical records to be certain that you got all three hepatitis B immunizations. If so, I would speak with your physician about restarting the immunizations series and checking hepatitis B surface antibody after two doses to see if you boosted your antibody levels to a detectable level. You are certainly not alone. Many people do not reach detectable antibodies after hepatitis B vaccination.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Common Neuropathy Diseases Associated With Jerking
- How To Get Physician To Prescribe Hcg For Hypogonadism?
- Is It Possible To Get Hiv By Getting Poked By A Hiv Needle?
- Potential Long Term Effects Of Hiv Infection
- Factors Influencing Hiv Test Results
- If I Have Hiv Will Pap Smear Come Back Normal?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.