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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Negative

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Diagnosed with Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Positive and now negative

During my pregnancy around 1 year ago I was diagnosed as surface antigen positive for Hepatitis B (Chronic Carrier). Recently I was retested twice by a new family doctor including the blood test for DNA and booth times the test came back negative...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Either the first test was wrong or you have cleared the virus. Either way it sounds like you don't have it! Congratulations! DTD Read more »

HBV DNA testing ??

hello Dr. I would like to know would a HBV DNA be required with these results? Hepatitis b core... Read more »

Could you explain this Hep. B result to me

Dear Doctor Barbara,I have recently tested Hep. B positive. The result is as follows: HBs-Ag ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...low, except for certain travelers to regions where the prevalence of chronic HBV infection is high or intermediate (i.e., Hepatitis B surface antigen prevalence of ≥ 2%). Hepatitis B vaccination should be administered to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Has 93 Million Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Carriers: Ministry

...report released Monday, the Ministry of Health said about 93 million Chinese, 7.18 percent of the nation's population, have hepatitis B surface antigen. A protein antigen produced by the hepatitis B virus, HBsAg is the earliest sign of acute HBV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...the common tests and their meanings. But remember: only your doctor can interpret your individual test results. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the Hepatitis B virus. It can be detected in... 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

...management programs to improve identification of and administration of immunoprophylaxis to infants born to mothers who are hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive and to mothers with unknown HBsAg status at the time of delivery; and 3)... Read more »
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Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...risk vaginal sex without protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia... Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
...to my below case as soon as you have some time: I did HIV test for my girlfriend on 27 June 2010 (Rapid and Eliza) both are negative. she broke up with her ex on April 2010, she declare that she didn't do any relation with anyone from April... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »