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hepatitis b test

i was tested at 16 weeks after having sex with a woman for hep b and the results were negative. would you say these results are conclusive? i've had 2 rounds of symptoms that last for about a week and go away and show up when i drink alcohol.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis B surface antigen usually appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure in patients who are infected so if your test included this specific parameter I think your evaluation is complete. Read more »

Hepatitis B Test Results

Hi, can you please help me interpret my test results:Hep B Surf Ag - Neg,Hep B Surf Ab - Neg,Hep B... Read more »

hepatitis b test results

In 1982 I was diagnosed with hepatitis b my test results today are Core Total Abs PositiveCore IGM... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Tests for Hepatitis B Recalled

... On Monday, Johnson & Johnson and U.S. regulators said the company has recalled some blood tests for hepatitis B virus because they may give false negative results. The affected products, which were distributed in the United States and Europe, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia Urges Testing After Hepatitis B Outbreak

The West Virginia Bureau of Public Health (WVBPH) is contacting almost 2,000 people who may be at risk of hepatitis B after participating in a free dental clinic. The alert centers on patients and volunteers who took part in the Mission of Mercy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...River delta in southern China, and Yangtze River delta in the eastern part of the country. Multinational companies that mandated hepatitis B testing and denied applicants due to their positive status include Bosch, Citic Pacific, Nestle, Sanyo,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bayer Unit Gets FDA Hepatitis Test OK

...On Monday, the diagnostics division of Bayer AG announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two of its automated hepatitis B tests. Bayer's Healthcare Diagnostics division said the first test detects the presence of hepatitis B virus... Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs,... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs,... Read more »

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Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »

HEP B, C from Dr. Dieterich

Posted by Anonymous
----Q: Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests? ----A: Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it... Read more »