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Hepatitis Screening

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hepatitis screening

Hi, I hope you can help me with my problem. I have hepatitis HBsAg screening and the result was non-reactive. But a medtech says that this was not sufficient because I may still be reactive with Hepatitis A and need to undergo another testing of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis A is a completely different virus and requires a different blood test if there is concern for this. HAV is transmitted through contaminated food and water.... Read more »

Hepatitis screening results

My results came back Hep B Sur Ab :reactive, Hep B Sur Ag: #1 then it said #1 Hep B Sur Ag... Read more »

Hepatitis screening results

My Hep C Ab was non-reactiveMy Hep B Sur Ab was ReactiveMy Hep B Sur Ag was #1 then my results... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Orleans, La.: Free Hepatitis Screenings Offered

Tulane University's Dr. Son Nguyen is hoping to raise hepatitis awareness locally by coordinating two West Bank testing events this weekend. Free screenings for hepatitis B and C, as well as blood pressure, blood glucose, and body mass index, will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
Harm Reduction Coalition

N.Y. Governor Cuomo Signs Hepatitis C Screening Law

New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring primary care providers and hospitals to offer hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers. Baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1965) account for over 70 percent of the estimated... Read more »
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Broader Screening for Hepatitis C Would Be Cost Effective, Study Suggests

Broader screening to identify people infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) would likely be cost effective, according to a new report published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. Significantly reducing HCV-related mortality and... Read more »
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7/6 - 7/12: New York, NY: Screening of United in Anger

Posted by bartleby
Screening of United in Anger
Friday, July 6 - Thursday, July 12
Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
New York, NY

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of... Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Accuracy of Screening Tests

The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), recombinant viral proteins (second... Read more »

Eliza Screens IFA Confirmatio- Is this a good test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I used a homes testing kit that uses this type of test(Eliza Screen and IFA Confirmation) . I got a Negitive result after nine weeks. what is th chance of having HIV Read more »

Medical Screening Services, reputable?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used Medical Screening Services (http://www.aids-testing.com, 1(888)516-3342). They assured me they're using latest generation test ("3rd if not 4th"), but they test for HIV-1 only, since "the HIV-1/2 combination... Read more »