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Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

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anti-hbs

Dr. McGovern,my anti-HBs result is REACTIVE, 272.300 .. What does it mean? Please answer my question, for i worry sooooo much.. Thank you and god bless..
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...A hepatitis B surface antibody level greater than 10 means protection against possible infection. Read more »

Anti-HBs result

Dear Doctor:I have been reactive to HBsAg since year 2000 and I was just advised to have my anti-... Read more »

hep b for hiv+

what are the panel of tests for a hep & hiv coinfection patient?how shall i tell my doctor... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...to 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

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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Other Hepatitis: The ABCs of HBV

...virus that is used as a marker to detect infection. If this blood test is positive, then the hepatitis B virus is present. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAb or anti-HBs): The antibody formed in response to the surface protein of the... Read more »
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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 »

Portador inactivo hapatitis B

Posted by Katia, 2 Replies
...todos. Quisiera saber que significa exactamente ser portadora inactiva de la hepatitis B. Mi Analtica es la siguiente: HbsAg +, anti-hbs -, HbeAg-, AntiHbe+. Transaminsas ALT 12, GOT 10, GGT 12. Plaquetas 298.000, hemograma normal. Desconozco la... Read more »

NEGATIVO VIH Y DUDAS CON HEPATITIS

Posted by Quintino2008, 2 Replies
...hepatitis dice lo siguiente: Hepatitis B: Antigeno de superficie (HBsAG) NEGATIVO Hepatitis B, Anticuerpo de superficie (Anti HBs): 25.5 UI/L Hepatitis A, Anticuerpo IgG (HAV-IgG) POSITIVO Hepatitis C, Anticuerpos IgG: NEGATIVO. Me queda... Read more »

Informacin hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous
...este marcador puede aparecer durante la antigenemia, al mismo tiempo que HBsAg, y antes del comienzo de los sntomas. Igualmente anti-HBs puede no detectarse en algunos pacientes de manera inmediata tras la desaparicin de HBsAg, existiendo un... Read more »