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How To Read Hep B Results

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How read the lap result for Hep B Surface Ab?

I've got my result back. It shows" Hep B surface Ab 55.57H (index value limits 0.00 - 0.99)" What is it mean?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate why the test was obtained. It means you have evidence of antibodies to HBV surface antigen. Read more »

HepB test result confusion

I was hospitalized in 2005 for 8 days from a HepB infection. Have been tested now every 6 months... Read more »

Hep B

I was just told that I have hep b. After reading up on it I have realized that there is much more I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Mexico: So Far, All Tests Negative in Screening Glitch

...believe 57 tests were administered. Of 37 people who have identified themselves as test participants, none was positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, said Dr. Robert Bailey, associate dean for clinical affairs. Back to other news for... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...if the drug should be taken with or without food. If the medicine is indicated for more than one use (e.g., to treat HIV and hepatitis B), you may see separate sections for each use. Separate information also may be given about dosages for women... 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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

...   HIV Hepatitis B (HBV) Hepatitis C (HCV) EPI Slowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if Read more »
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Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you for your question. The skin provides an excellent barrier against infection with HIV, and other bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is... Read more »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA... Read more »