Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


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?

Please advise

Thanks.

Harrison

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.

Dr. McGovern



Previous
cirrhosis and interferon
Next
HBV environmental infection: key questions

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement