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How To Interpret Hep B Blood Test Result

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very upset and confuessed about hep b blood test results for 15 years

hi when i was 15 years old i was told that i had came in contact with hep b and was IMMUNE. I then had a relasionship with a friend and then went on to have a relasionship with my partner that i was with for 10 years. THREE YEARS into the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
From what I can understand of your lab results the HBV DNA by PCR is negative. If that is the case then you indeed have had HBV and it is now gone. You are not a carrier. I would just check that test again every year or so to make sure that it does... Read more »

Hep B (blood test)

Could You tell me, what does it mean1. results from may : bilirubin - 11.0 (normal 0.0-23.0) AKK... Read more »

help in understanding hepa b test result

Result on my test show that HBe antibody is positive, HBs Antigen is Positive, HBs Antibody is... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Tests for Hepatitis B Recalled

... On Monday, Johnson & Johnson and U.S. regulators said the company has recalled some blood tests for hepatitis B virus because they may give false negative results. The affected products, which were distributed in the United Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...and SGPT). High blood levels can be a sign of hepatitis. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on liver function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people.... 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 »
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Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »

Test results How to interpret it??

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed in March 2006. First results CD 4 was 820 and Viral load Undetectable. One year later CD 4 729 and Viral load 7200. Is there an average at which the VL increase pe year and how long do you think it will be before I have to go on... Read more »

Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
...get it you could die, would you have sex with that person?... 2. If you needed a blood transfusion, would you want the blood tested after or before the transfusion?... 3. Do people tell each other about infections or do people always know... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »