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Hep B Information Sheet

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Ask the Experts

high bilirubinHAV-IgG Ab to hepatitis virus,serum and Positive HBsAb-Total Ab to HepB SurfaceAg,serum

Dear Dr.McGovern,While getting my routine blood reports,my Bilirubin was recorded as 2.1.The S.A.Phosphatase,SGOP/SGPT WERE NORMAL.The hepatitis profile was done which showed HAV-IgG Ab to Hep.virus A ,serum and HBsAb-total ab to HepB surface...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your bilirubin is only modestly elevated. This is a common finding among people. The next step is to check your indirect bilirubin. If the indirect is higher than the direct bilirubin then you probably have Gilbert's syndrome which just has to... 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 »

Girlfriend told me she was born with HepB Antibodies

Hi there,I am very confused about this subject - the research I've done makes things even more... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Something to mull over...

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 3 Replies
What factors go into someone being so afraid of disclosure that they cant even disclose to a group whose purpose is to make the lives of people with HIV better? How can someone work side by side with this group...attempt to lead them..yet not... 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 »