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How To Read Hep B Results

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HepB test result confusion

I was hospitalized in 2005 for 8 days from a HepB infection. Have been tested now every 6 months for last few yrs. My readings have always been the same HBsAg screen (negative), Hep B core Ab, IgM (negative). Recently joined an online support group...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
To know if you had past hepatitis B with clearance you need to check the following:Hepatitis B core Ig G (note IgG - not IgM)Hepatitis B surface antibodyBoth should be positive. The fact that your surface antigen is negative is good news. Most... Read more »

Chlamydia and HepB

Hi Doc. First of all thank you very much for your positive perspective (always). And also for your... Read more »

Please please reply to my HepB questions

Hi ,I am 47 years old with chronic HepB and have been a asking questions here since 2004. I was... Read more »
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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 »

Please pray

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Was due to get my 3month results at lunchtime today - phoned clinic - no one can talk to me so have to phone back in 3 hours. Very frightened. Please pray
Belfast NI Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »