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False Positive Hep B Tests

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false test results

HiWe are considering adopting a child who has tested positive for Hepb in his first test and negative in his second test. Would a third test using the same blood sample give us a conclusive result if done about a month later? Could the blood sample...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would review the two results you have already with your physician and have him or her discuss the results with the laboratory director. With hepatitis B testing, sometimes the surface antigen is improperly read out as positive without confirmatory... Read more »

Can I move forward with HepB positive guy?

Hi Dr. McGovern,I've recently started dating a wonderful guy...I won't go into all of the... Read more »

Hepb viral load test undetectable

have been suffering from chronic hepb from more than one year.since then taking baraclude 0.5mg... Read more »
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A Look at Hepatitis

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coinfection hepb & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
aI Just tested negative at about 6 weeks, but continue to have all the symptoms of ARS and more. When I say more, I also noticed a few times ive had very dark urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB.

My question for anyone... Read more »

std test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had protected sex and 3 days later i had std test done they said everything was negative and they told me that i Should wait a month to make it conclusive and I also heard that you should wait 3 months which one is right . ? the only ones that... Read more »