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Hepatitis Blood Tests And Hbeag

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Inactive Hepatitis- HbeAg negative

Since theres no virus in my blood,can i infect other people?How many years before i get HbsAg negative?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
As long as there is no virus in your blood you are not likely to transmit infection to others. You will need to have follow up to be certain that this remains the case. Any steady sex partner of yours should be vaccinated against HBV to be safe. As... Read more »

HbeAg and HbsAg for six years and ALT is within normal limit.

Dear Sir,My blood tests showed that I have HbsAg and HbeAg but my liver enzymes are within normal... Read more »

HBeAg is Negative & Anti HBeAg is Positive

May 04, 2009 Dear Barabara, Hope you are doing fine. Please see my status as follows: I was HBsAg... 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

FDA Approves Device to Test Blood Donors for Hepatitis C

On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories said the Food and Drug Administration had approved its automated Prism HCV device to test for hepatitis C virus in the blood of potential donors. Already approved to test for hepatitis B, the device replaces a number... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
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Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies to it at 3 monts, and if my immune... Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

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?

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Question about ultrasound and blood test

Posted by Veronicaa, 1 Reply
I'm infected with Hepatitis B, and I need to have an ultrasound and a blood test.

My question is, can I eat and drink normally before taking the blood test?

As for the ultrasound, I understand that I can't eat and drink but do I need to poop to get... Read more »