hiv and hepatitis B
Jul 24, 2012
Hi I am 27 years old male; good health
13 weeks ago i had an exposure sexual intercourse with a woman (breaking condom). Unknown status
I made last week:
Hep A: Anti IGM ( negative) Hep c: Anti HCV(negative) Hep B: HBEAG (negative), HBSAG (Negative); Anti HBS (positive) I was vaccined many years ago; Anti HBE (negative); anti HBC/IGM (negative); Anti HBC (negative) Anti HIV: Negative
Do i need anything else or retest?
Response from Dr. McGovern
News looks good. Looks like you have had a good response to your prior hepatitis B vaccine since you are reactive to surface antibody. HCV antibody is usually positive by this point, but to be conservative most test one more time at 6 months; but should be negative. HIV testing - most antibodies are positive by 3 months; most authorities go out to six months for risks of concern. Should be negative.
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