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How Is Hepatitis B Diagnosed

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Diagnosed with Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Positive and now negative

During my pregnancy around 1 year ago I was diagnosed as surface antigen positive for Hepatitis B (Chronic Carrier). Recently I was retested twice by a new family doctor including the blood test for DNA and booth times the test came back negative...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Either the first test was wrong or you have cleared the virus. Either way it sounds like you don't have it! Congratulations! DTD Read more »

Is it possible to diagnose when Hepatitis b infection occured?

Dear Dr. Mcgovern,Thank you in Advance for answering my questions in regards to Hepatitis b. I am... Read more »

hepatitis B

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, after six months his blood was tested again to see if he... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

...eachnamed alphabetically, in the order that they werediscovered. Before it was discovered in 1989, hepatitisC was called "non-A non-B hepatitis". Hepatitis A and B All HIV-positive people should bevaccinated against hepatitis A... Read more »
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worried

Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
... i had oral sex 2 times the last one was 33 days and the other was at 70 days. i was the receiving end.can you get hepatitis b from this? i see alot of mixed emotion about it. i took a hepatitis b and c test both cam e back negative. the problem... Read more »

Just Diagnosed 12/12

Posted by dotman32, 15 Replies
So many emotions. So many ups and downs. Plus physically just not feeling all that great. I learned 12/12 that I'm positive. Think I was infected 11/12. Ugh. Just don't know what to make of things right now. I've told a few friends and... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has already been described, this is the first case of transmission to... Read more »