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How To Interpret Hep B Blood Test Result

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Strange HepB Test Results - Please Help!!

I received the Hepatitis B vaccine in 1999 and never got confirmation of whether the vaccine worked. I had a girl perform oral sex on me on Feb. 5th, 2004 and went to my doctor to run STD and the Hep B panel blood tests on Feb. 24th, 2004. He ran...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes it is possible, but it is also possible that you always had the antibodies or that the last test was wrong. You need a HBVDNA by PCR if it is negative, then you are fine. Just repeat in 3-6 months once. Good luck and stay safe! Maybe you should... Read more »

Interpret lab result

Good day ma'm. Im cheng from the philippine, i was diagnose to have hepa B.my dr told me to... Read more »

Interprete results ,precautions& vaccination

Please do me a favour by interpreting results of my relative aged 50 years have got HEP B SURF AG... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
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coinfection hepb & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some... Read more »

6weeks/post exposure/pep meds result

Posted by justagirl72
So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
Hey eveyone. My dcotor , she sent me to do these test
Panel, CBC w. dift w. plt. I went last friday (7.18.08)to the doctor, and she told me that y results are great. That'm a a young healthy guy and that according to these results and the proof "... Read more »