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Could A Hepatitis B Vaccination Cause A False Positive Result In An Hiv Test

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Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »
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False positive then negative, confused and worried from Scandinavia Please help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,This is my situation: I had a superficial cut on my hand (not bleeding, only 5 mm.) and I accidentally touched a used gynaecological instrument when I visited my gynecologist. I did not see any blood or other body fluids on my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Do you need to keep testing? No, absolutely not. You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative.Your HIV risk was nonexistent.Hepatitis B vaccination does not cause false-positive HIV tests.Your weakly reactive false-positive test could... Read more »

Can Vaccination cause HBsAg to be Positive

Is there any possibility that a person vaccinated for Hepatitis -B, can get Hepatitis-B or the blood test can show positive due to antibodies of Vaccination? Thanks...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No vaccine is perfect, but generally if someone gets the vaccine they will have antibodies to hepatitis B, not antigen, and they should be protected against hepatitis B. DTD... Read more »

asking again regd HIV & ESR test

Hello Doctor, I had sent you a mail earlier, and wish to write to you again, its been almost 10 months since my oral exposure (blow job received without condom froma sex worker ) i tested negative in both ocassions, after completing 2 months and 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The information you seek was already waiting for you! Where? In the archives, of course! Dr. Bob says check it out! (See below.)Briefly, ESR is a nonspecific test that gives an indication of inflammation. It is not HIV specific and can not be... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »
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