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Hep B Dna Quantitation

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HepB DNA Test

My Hepatologist says that I do NOT have Chronic HepB yet my HBV DNA PCR QNT test results say: 791 (^^^copies/ml)and HB DNA QNT PCR 450 (ref range less than 100). Not to be trite but do I need a new doctor?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would like to see all of your hepatitis B results (surface antigen, core, e antigen, e antibody, ALT). However, you do have extraordinarily low levels of virus. These virus results could change though so you need serial testing before any... Read more »

HepB dna test very high

hi, i was identified a carrier of hep b. i had a a heb b dna test done and the doctor said anything... Read more »

HepB DNA Test

After 20 years of "kidney infections" (aver.4x year) my doctor ordered a chronic HepB... Read more »
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A Look at Hepatitis

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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 »
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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone!
I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... Read more »

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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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like to point out John Hopkin's Aids Service please read the publications about HIV tests and Symptoms and please don't bother Dr. Joel with Worried Well questions read the archives everything under the sun has been asked.I am a IV Drug user... Read more »