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!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Kindly interpret please!
Aug 19, 2008

dra. barabara, please help. my friend told me that she had hepa B vaccine 15yrs ago.. but she was not able to complete the dose of vaccination. according to her only 2 dose was given.

she decided to had a hepa B profile test last aug 4 the results are as follows:

test result

HbsAG 0.60 Non Reactive by MEIA

Abti HBs 0.00 Non-Reactive by MEIA

HBeAg 0.18 non-reactive by MEIA

Anti Hbe 1.66 Non-reactive by MEIA

ANti HBc IGM 0.06 Non-Reactive by MEIA

Anti HBc Total 1.14 Non_reactive by MEIA

Note: MEIA - Microparticles Enzyme Immuno Assay

Kindly interpret the results. Is she Infected by Hepa B virus? and if not can she still have Hepa B vaccine?

thank you so much. you are a great help to people worldwide!

God Bless!

Response from Dr. McGovern

She should start the immunization series again because she does not have any protective antibodies (surface antibodies). I would check her HBsAb again after one shot just in case she develops them right away. If not, she probabably needs the whole series again.

I hope that is helpful to your friend.

fatty infiltration of the liver

  • 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