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Hepatitis Screening

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Interpreting Hepatitis Screening Results

Hi,Can you help me interpret what the following means:HbsAg .556 (non-reactive)Anti-Hbs .20 (non-reactive)HbeAg .126 (non-reactive)Anti-Hbe 1.89 (non-reactive)Anti-HAV IgM .412 (non-reactive)Anti-HAV IGG .605 (reactive)Anti-HBcIgM .047...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If a HbsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) test is "non-reactive" then you do not have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.If your anti-Hbs (hepatitis Read more »

hepatitis screening

what does it mean if d hep a,b,c, are non-REACTVE & antiHBsag titer is reactive. Prior to hep B... Read more »

Hepatitis Screen result

I had serum hepatitis 35 yrs ago, but havent engaged in any risk behavior since that time. My AST... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Screening and Management Practices: A Survey of Drug Treatment and Syringe Exchange Programs in New York City

...syringe exchange programs and eight unaffiliated drug treatment programs) received a survey asking about client characteristics, hepatitis screening (based on laboratory testing or client self-report), HCV education and counseling and barriers to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees

... Research has shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is higher among some patients of sexual health clinics than among the general population. In such clinics, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Clears Integrated System to Screen Widely for Hepatitis B

... A new system to screen blood, tissue and organ donors for hepatitis B has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The system, which combines two tests from Abbott Laboratories, tests 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 Read more »
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pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

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 »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

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 »

postive drug screen

Posted by JavierNYC, 4 Replies
hello everyone, i was started on atripla 6 months ago and i'm going to start a new job which i have to take a urine drug test. i have read that sometimes atripla causes a false positive for canabus(marijuana)(weed), how true is this. i really need... Read more »