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Hep B Antigen Vs Antibody

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eAntigen positive and eAntibody positive in chronic Hep B patient.

I have chronic Hepatitis B. My current lab results show that eAntigen is positive and eAntibody is positive. I did the same lab test last year and it also showed eAntigen positive and eAntibody positive. But my HBV DNA viral load (PCR) is 8.1...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You are chronically infected, as indicated by the positive HBV DNA and liver biopsy results. It would be unusual to have both e antigen and antibody be positive at the same time in chronic infection. You should discuss treatment with your physician,... Read more »

HepB and pains

I am a 27 years old inactive carrier of HBV (HBsAg Positive and Anti-HBE positive)according to my... Read more »

HepB ;treatment with Pegasys

Dear Doctor , after 1 year treatment with pegasys (e antgen negative HEPB), my doctor said that... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
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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 »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

Follow up to Can't Figure This Out....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you to everyone who replied to my previous post (listed below). I believe I am beyond my fear of HIV, but still believe something else has infected me. I am looking for insight as to what the hell it might be.

Thanks.

I have been going... Read more »