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Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Test Results

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HIV test results??

Dr. Bob, I stupidly had unprotected sex a few times with a few guys (I am female.) I regret this with every bit of my being and can't believe how I had such a lapse in good judgement. I got tested for HIV 3 times about 6 months after the last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello KRH,Sure.Your HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV subtype O antibody tests were "nonreactive," which means negative.Your elevated hepatitis B surface antibody test confirms your hepatitis B vaccination series was effective in providing you with immunity... Read more »

HBsAB titer test results very high

I just recently had my 3 Hep B vaccine and titer test one month after finished, my HBsAB result was... Read more »


Just got results of my test. It says Hep B SUR AG NEGATIVE AND HEP B SUR AG POSITIVE. Please kindly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals HBsAg as part of the normal immune response to infection. HBsAg is the antigen used to make Hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs): The presence of anti-HBs is generally interpreted as indicating recovery and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...negative test means: A person does not have the Hepatitis B virus in his or her blood Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (anti-HBs) is an antibody that is produced by the body in response to the Hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...recommended for all pregnant women as soon as the pregnancy is recognized, irrespective of hepatitis B vaccination history or previous test results 9 , 145-147 . In addition, women with risk factors for HBV infection during their pregnancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

...convenient. Recommended dosages and schedules of hepatitis B vaccines Booster Doses Current data show that vaccine-induced hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) levels may decline over time; however, immune memory (anamnestic anti-HBs... Read more »
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Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back positive,... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I went to the Hospital to get tested for HIV after possible exposure at 18 weeks, my result was ready in 1 hour and it read: HIV (1&2) Negative Negative. This is not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of... Read more »