If I Got Vaccine Against Hep B Should I Be Reactive To Testing

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Hep B vaccine cause reactive antibody result

Can the Hep B vaccine cause a reactive antibody result on a Hep C test?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any data to suggest this. However, if you think the antibody is a "false positive" you can getting further testing with a RIBA to confirm positivity. I do this test in patients who have no risk factors for HCV infection. Read more »

Hep B test results...need explaining

I just got back my Hep B Surface test results and they are very vague. There are 3 columns "In... Read more »

Hep A and B Question

Hello Dr. Holodniy,I was diagnosed HIV+ one year ago. My first labs included some HEP A and B... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...and then in animals. If it is successful in these early studies, a vaccine "candidate" can then be tested in humans. Human testing takes place in three phases: Phase 1: Is it safe? Phase 2: Does it produce an immune response? Phase 3: Is it... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...that are being developed are designed toprevent HIV infection in HIV-negative people. However there are a few trialsthat are testingvaccines in people living with HIV (HIV+ people). While thesevaccines will not cure AIDS, they may help HIV+... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...role for neutralizing antibodies. Because sterilizing immunity does not appear to be either feasible or (as with measles and hepatitis B) perhaps even necessary to prevent disease, however, vigorous production of CTLs -- along with Th1 helper... Read more »
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Is there other test to supplement the ELISA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...elisa test, what other tests can i take to supplement this elisa test?can i do a westernblot test even if my elisa test is non-reactive?what other tests do u recommend? Read more »


Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »

8 week negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...positive within 6-8 weeks. I tested negative 3 weeks past my ARS period. Should I have had enough antibodies by then? I'll be testing again at 90 days. Any help or reassurances would be greatly appreciated! Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...positives on other tests, including RPR (rapid plasma reagent) test for syphilis 17, 48, 33, 10, 49 22.Rheumatoid arthritis 36 23.Hepatitis B vaccination 28, 21, 40, 43 24.Tetanus vaccination 40 25.Organ transplantation 1, 36 26.Renal... Read more »