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Hepatitis B Testing

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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 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

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 Read more »
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

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...deaths each year from cirrhosis and liver cancer. The CDC recommendations are key to increasing the early diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, since many of the estimated 800,000-1.4 million Americans with chronic HBV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude any possibility of the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and other bloodborne diseases. The rates of HIV and Hepatitis B are higher among Gay men (men having... Read more »

Before sex getting tested together first

Posted by dsaklad
...human immunodeficiency virus,   b. tuberculosis,   c. hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C   d. and getting vaccinated for hepatitis... Read more »

NEED URGENT ADVICE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI,I HOPE SOMEONE COULD BE KIND ENOUGH TO HELP ME WITH SOME ADVICE.IVE TESTED NOW OUT TO ONE YEAR,AFTER A SEXUAL EXPOSURE.EXPOSURE WAS 14/7/01.LAST TEST 19/7/02.STILL ANTIBODY NEG.ALSO DNA,AND BDNA NEG.BUT Read more »

What tests were done exactly?...

Posted by dsaklad
...diseases too?... Asking precisely what tests were done makes the test results more clear. 2. What about getting vaccinated for hepatitis B and hepatitis A ?... _____________________________________ http://NotB4WeKnow.EditThisPage.com Read more »