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Hep B surface antibody non reactive

my daughter age 14 was immunized at birth against hep b. she got hepatitis A but the hep B surface antigen showed borderline positive in her case. also her hep b surface antibody was nonreactive 6.85. what does this mean?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...recommend that your pediatrician speak to the the laboratory director to find out if a confirmatory test was performed for the hepatitis B surface antigen. This test always requires confirmation. Her surface antibody is <10 so it is non... Read more »

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hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »

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Posted by pluto28, 2 Replies
...is not enough? Oraquick is the same as ELISA? Please provide me good information please... I did other test and herpes 1 and hep B antibodies was reactive? can these two things delay antibodies to be picked by oraquick??? Thank you for your tiem... Read more »

Is there other test to supplement the ELISA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...elisa test, what other tests can i take to supplement this elisa test?can i do a westernblot test even if my elisa test is non-reactive?what other tests do u recommend? Read more »

8 week negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need questions answered. I have had a risky encounter about 11 weeks ago - unprotected insertive anal. Have tested negative at 28 and 60 days so far. Continuing symptoms include: frequent urination, bowel movements, white tongue, weight loss,... Read more »