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
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

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

hepatitis screening
Mar 23, 2007

what does it mean if d hep a,b,c, are non-REACTVE & antiHBsag titer is reactive. Prior to hep B vaccine, my husband did hep. screening test, results as above( sorry i 4got the value) but all reactive. so 2 vaccines recieved. B4 d Dr. decided to gve d 3rd dose as booster he asked to do antiHBsag titer, w/c is reactive so he advice not to reieve a booster anymore 'coz accdg. to research now, no need if titer is high, is it true? My friend has a hx of hep A in his childhood.But sometimes he has jaundice sclera. His abdominal ultrasound reveals a gallstone due to cholesterol but not a big size accdg. to his Dr.1 time he has pain & took paracetamol 1 gm, he is 37y.o, 60kg. His ALT/AST rises as usually normal,& Dr. said might be hep B or C but when repeated after 3 days, became Normal w/c is ok accdg. to the Dr.Will hepa sreening is the only test if u have hepatitis in your serum? What causes his yellow sclera that sometimes appear?

Response from Dr. McGovern

A positive hepatitis B surface antigen may mean chronic hepatitis B disease. Further testing is indicated: HBeAg, HBeAb, HBV DNA

about HIV treatment
cocaine and my meds

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 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