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desperate from germany
Aug 21, 2011

hello doc, thank you for your great work in this forum. 31 weeks after exposure i took a blood test, results were following: anti-hav (IgG/IgM) positive anti-hav (IgM) negative

HBs-Antigen negative Anti-HBs 340 Dimension IU/l < 10.0 Anti-HBc (IgG+IgM) positive

Antibody-HCV negative

Antibody HIV 1/2/0 negative with p24 Antigen negative

i had twinrix vaccination 4 years ago, so hepatitis b must have happened before this.

am i now in the clear, does this positive hep b test affect my negative hiv test? pls ease my mind, i must go on with my life, i just need your answer for this.

best regards,

peter

Response from Dr. McGovern

All looks great.

Your Hepatitis A serology is positive either secondary to past exposure or vaccination. Either way you are protected from any further problems and HAV does not cause chronic disease.

Your Hepatitis B profile is consistent with past exposure - however, you cleared the virus.

Your HIV test is reliable.

No worries.



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