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Hepatitis A Antibody

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Hepatitis antibodies in semen

My boyfriend just found out that he has antibodies to Hepatitis (B, I think). Are such antibodies infective through unprotected sexual intercourse?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Antibodies are not infectious, but can be a sign of infectivity. If he has had hepatitis B in the past he will have antibodies as evidence of infection. If he still has HBV he may also have some antibodies and yes HBV is a sexually transmitted... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Wellness Checklist

...Recommended at baseline and every year (or whenever there are symptoms). Tests for Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis A: The total hepatitis A antibody (anti-HAV total) tells you whether you've ever been exposed to hepatitis A. If it's negative,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...hepatitis viruses among correctional workers. Definitions Adolescent: Person aged > 10 and Adult: Person aged > 19 years. Anti-HAV: Total antibody to hepatitis A virus (HAV) detected in serum of persons with acute or resolved HAV... Read more »
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