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Abnormal Hep B surface antibody results

Nov 11, 2005

I am a nurse at a company. In reviewing Hep B antibody results of 2 of our employees, l noted that the levels were above 2000 miu/ml. Employee completed thier Hep B vaccination 4 months ago. Is it normal to have such high levels? Does it mean they have been exposed to the virus at one point in their life? Thank you

Response from Dr. Holodniy

positive surface antibody results only indicate vaccine exposure. Positive antibody results to anything else (e or core, etc) indicate exposure to virus.

Should I be on meds?
percent drop in CD4?

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