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Hepatitis Serologies

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Hepatitis B Serology

Lastweek I received my Hep test results. which were: Hep B sAg (centaur): not detected <0.10, Hep B sAg (Axsym): not detected 0.48, Hep B s Ab: Detected 184 (Iu/L), Hep B core Ab: detected >8.00. I was told that I had contact with the virus...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The blood tests are consistent with past exposure to hepatitis B (positive HBsurface antibody and HBcore antibody). However you don't have chronic infection (HB surface antigen is negative). There is no need to check for virus since you cleared... Read more »

hep B serology results interpretation, pls help

Can you please interpret this for me: HBsAG - NON REACTIVE; ANTI HBS - REACTIVE; ANTI HBc (IGg)... Read more »

Serology

Is there a reason why a hospital would not routinely test for hep B core antibody? I had a hep b... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Improves Syphilis Serologic Response Rates in HIV Patients

New research indicates that in patients co-infected with HIV, highly active antiretroviral therapy reduces syphilis serologic failure rates. "Syphilis and [HIV] frequently coexist in patients, but the effects of immunosuppression on the course of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Surveillance

Introduction Use of Serologic Tests for Diagnosis Demographic Characteristics Epidemiologic Characteristics Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C / NonA, NonB Hepatitis Discussion References Figure 1 . Serologic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons With Recently Acquired HIV Infection

In the current study, investigators used the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion (STARHS) to determine the risk and demographic characteristics of persons infected, on average, within 170 days. Such data help to better... Read more »
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SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers.

1. Is the process same in all states ?
2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa & 1 WB ? My nurse didnt give me any damn information.
3. How much time does it... Read more »

serology

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Mi prueba dice de la siguiente manera...

SEROLOGY RESULTS NORMAL RANGE

HIV-1(ELISA).................NON REASTIVE NONREACTIVE

SE QUE ES NEG. PERO ME INTERESA SABER SI CON ESA INFORMACION SE PODRIA SABER EL... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

CDC Revisions

Posted by nez, 2 Replies
I just found the CDC's revised Guidlines
It is nice to see that they have put that Most
will have a positive Serology within 3 months.
What I didn't find is the testing times
is it still 1-3 6 months after exposure ?

thank you


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