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hepatitis B
Sep 22, 2006

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, after six months his blood was tested again to see if he still have a virus. He did not have a virus any more, they found antibodies in his blood. Does he need to test for hiv?

Response from Dr. McGovern

The hepatitis B virus has cleared and that is great news. I would also pursue HIV testing as well, although the fact that he has cleared the virus suggests that his immune system is working well.



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