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Can You Give Blood If You Have The Hepatitis B Antibodies

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inactive hepatites b

my fiance has inactive hepatites b and i don't know if it is danger or not? and if it can be active after that or not? please reply thanks a lot
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...remains so.In the meantime, be certain that you have been vaccinated against hepatitis B and have protective antibodies (a simple blood test for hepatitis B surface antibody will tell you that). Read more »

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...Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of... Read more »
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question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
...possible exposure, the test came back negative which was awesome! but I also got my last hepatitis B shot that day before I drew blood for the HIV test, well I was wondering if that hep B test screwed up my results because right now i have thrush... Read more »

blood donation again

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...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...hepatitis/alcoholic liver disease 32, 48, 40, 10, 13, 49, 43, 53 34.Primary sclerosing cholangitis 48, 53 35.Hepatitis 54 36."Sticky" blood (in Africans) 38, 34, 40 37.Antibodies with a high affinity for polystyrene (used in the test kits)... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...hepatitis/alcoholic liver disease 32, 48, 40, 10, 13, 49, 43, 53 34.Primary sclerosing cholangitis 48, 53 35.Hepatitis 54 36."Sticky" blood (in Africans) 38, 34, 40 37.Antibodies with a high affinity for polystyrene (used in the test kits)... Read more »