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Hepatitis B Screening

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hepa B screening result

Pls tell what to after the following results:Serum Test: HBsAG --Reactive 6314 IU/ml...what does it mean? Please help me what to do after your findings, thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When a Hepatitis B surface antigen in reactive, you need to obtain a full panel of testing to see if you have acute or chronic infection. Even if Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »

Test Again? (TaqScreenMPX)

I had unprotected insertive oral sex with a pro back on 9/23/05. 2 weeks later a whole... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Clears Integrated System to Screen Widely for Hepatitis B

... A new system to screen blood, tissue and organ donors for hepatitis B has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The system, which combines two tests from Abbott Laboratories, tests blood Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Implicit Discrimination Against Chinese Hepatitis B Carriers Rising in Multinationals -- Survey

...the center's chief coordinator. The survey targeted multinational companies because they seldom require applicants to undergo hepatitis B screening in their home countries or in other countries or regions, said Chen. According to China's... 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

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 »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you for your question. The skin provides an excellent barrier against infection with HIV, and other bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is... Read more »

postive drug screen

Posted by JavierNYC, 4 Replies
hello everyone, i was started on atripla 6 months ago and i'm going to start a new job which i have to take a urine drug test. i have read that sometimes atripla causes a false positive for canabus(marijuana)(weed), how true is this. i really need... Read more »