|Hepatitis B & testing
Jun 25, 2001
I have gone through 2 complete sets of Hepatitis B Vacinations few years ago and at that time the doctor found that my body is not able to produce Hepatitis B Antibodies. However, I am very healthy.If I have risk on HIV infection, will my body produce the antibody ? What test to be done to I make sure that I am not infected with HIV is this situation ?
Response from Dr. Dieterich
About 5-10% of people will not make detectable antibodies to HBV. However, that is not the case with HIV. The only time that HIV antibody is negative is during the acute infection. That should not be a worry. You should still practice safe sex however! DTD
a following test
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.