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Hepatitis B False Positive

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HBV false positive

Dr Bob. Thanks very much for answering my e-mail last week. Im the hygienist who had a patient that told me, he had an infected blood then I went to get tested (after a week) and my test for HBV came positive, but I found out after another test and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Anxious Hygienist,Your problem is psychological (anxiety), not virological (HIV)! A single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark may well be the most effective and efficient way for you to put your unwarranted worries permanently to rest. In... Read more »

False Positive Test

Hello, I would like to know how you can tell if your results are "false positive?"I went to give... Read more »

Heb B

My Heb B results are as follows:HBsAg - NegativeHBcAb Tot - PositiveHBsAB - <0.1 What does this... 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

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...Hepatitis B Serology Hepatitis B Vaccination Overview and Statistics What are the case definitions for reportable Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections? Case definitions have been developed by CDC, in collaboration with the ... Read more »
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I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby... Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »