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Positive HBcAb
Apr 30, 2005

Test results: Positive for HBcAb Neg for (HBcAb IgM, HBsAg, HBsAb, HBeAg, HBeAb, Hep C Ab). What does this all mean? Can I transmit to others? Am I protected from Hep B? I was told the virus is there but sleeping.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Isolated hepatitis B core tests do occur occasionally. Their significance is unclear.

Unless you have clear cut risk factors, I am not convinced you have been exposed in the past.

Some experts recommend hepatitis B vaccine, but that is also unclear.

Dr. McGovern



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