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confused re: hep b test results

I have tested positive for hep b surface Ag two and half years ago. Few weeks ago , repeat tests show hep b surface Ag negative, hep b e Ag negative, PCR negative.... What are possible explaination ? thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...which was never confirmed. or....You were positive but lost your surface antigen over time. This would be suspected if your hepatitis B e antibody was positive too. You may want to request this test. However, for now - either way - good news.... Read more »

difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My... Read more »

Boderline results on Hep B test

I just got my blood test back and it came back as negative on Hep B surface AG and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia Urges Testing After Hepatitis B Outbreak

... The West Virginia Bureau of Public Health (WVBPH) is contacting almost 2,000 people who may be at risk of hepatitis B after participating in a free dental clinic. The alert centers on patients and volunteers who took part in the Mission of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in Asia and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Tests for Hepatitis B Recalled

... On Monday, Johnson & Johnson and U.S. regulators said the company has recalled some blood tests for hepatitis B virus because they may give false negative results. The affected products, which were distributed in the United States and Europe, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Mexico: So Far, All Tests Negative in Screening Glitch

...believe 57 tests were administered. Of 37 people who have identified themselves as test participants, none was positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, said Dr. Robert Bailey, associate dean for clinical affairs. Back to other news for... Read more »
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HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »

Tested Postitive for Hep B.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I got tested positive for Hep B. I would like to know if there's anyone out there knows where I can go to get counseling for this. Read more »

question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
...was three and a half months after my possible exposure, the test came back negative which was awesome! but I also got my last hepatitis B shot that day before I drew blood for the HIV test, well I was wondering if that hep B test screwed up my... Read more »