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Hepatitis Core B Antibody

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cord blood hepatitis core antibody positive

Dear Doctor, I had a Hepatitis B vaccination about 10 years ago, then I got it enhanced in 2001. In 2002, I got pregnant. My prenatal screen showed HbsAg negative. Three months after delivered my baby, the cord blood results came as HbcAb positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your baby will be fine. Your blood results are positive for hepatitis B core antibody and surface antibody which suggests past natural infection. However, this infection is not active since your antigen is negative. Therefore, you would not be able... Read more »

hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are:HBs Ag - negativeHB core antibody -... Read more »

What is hepatitis C Core Antibody

I have Hepatitis C Core Antibody. Does this mean that I have the antibody to fight off Hepatitis... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs, but... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Create New Tool for Identifying Powerful HIV Antibodies

What A team of NIH scientists has developed a new tool to identify broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) capable of preventing infection by the majority of HIV strains found around the globe, an advance that could help speed HIV vaccine research.... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg Assay) Tradename(s) Format Sample Use Manufacturer Approval Date Auszyme Monoclonal EIA Serum / Plasma / Cadaveric Serum Donor Screen &amp; Conf. Kit Abbott Laboratories... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

Table of Contents Overview and Statistics Transmission, Symptoms, and Treatment Hepatitis B Serology Hepatitis B Vaccination Overview and Statistics What are the case definitions for reportable Hepatitis B virus (HBV) ... Read more »
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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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Always have antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Will a person always have antibodies present? Will they ever lose them years done the road?

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rieter's syndrome and antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosd with rieter's syndrome a form of arthritis 5 years ago,now after a risky encounter i tested neg at 3 months (90 days) after exposure.I was told by one source that rieter's could effect my body to make antibodys or delay them.now im... Read more »

A Thanks from the bottom core of my heart

Posted by ExWorryWart, 3 Replies
To everyone who has dedicated time for research and credible information regarding testing and infection of HIV. my mental situation 7 months ago was really really bad and I think I couldn't have gathered any courage to test without the help of... Read more »