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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

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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 »

AM I A HEPATITIS B PATIENT IF MY HBsag is "non reactive"?

my hepatitis lab result for HBsag is "non reactive" am i a hepatitis b patient? thanks alot dr.keep... Read more »

Chronic carrier HbsAg

HbsAg chronic carrier , is there any approach that will make me non reactive in HbsAg someday? It's... Read more »
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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

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...and Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) 1999 Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Anti-HCV 1990 Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT 1986... Read more »
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

FDA Clears Integrated System to Screen Widely for Hepatitis B

...Drug Administration. The system, which combines two tests from Abbott Laboratories, tests blood samples for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen, then confirms the infection. It can also screen blood from cadavers for organ and tissue... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

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

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...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 Total (AXSYM) negative. ... Read more »

Portador inactivo hapatitis B

Posted by Katia, 2 Replies
...Hola a 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.... Read more »