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hbsag reactive but after a year became non reactive

good day..my sone was dianosed in hep b 3 years ago ,he had a flu and juandice taht time..the dr just advise hime to take multi vitamins with silymarin,after a year of taking the supplements he bacame non reactive..my question is,is the a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If your son truly had hepatitis B, SOME marker should still be positive (eg, core, or surface antibody). If these are not reactive, he probably did NOT have HBV infection in the first place. Most young children are vaccinated against hepatitis B... Read more »

confused of the result

i had may hepatitis profile and the results areanti hbs= non reactive/0.0, cut off=10.0anti hcv=... Read more »

what can i do?

sir, my name is vijay, age 35, iam HIV POSITIVE, iam using ART from 2002. TWO years back i got... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are extremely accurate. However, since rapid tests have a small margin of error (ranging from 1 to 3 per 1,000), all positive (reactive) results have to be put through a confirmatory test. The most common type of rapid test currently in use in... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...does not indicate whether the inflammation is long-term, like arthritis, or is due to the body fighting an infection. The C-Reactive Protein test or CRP is another general test of inflammation. It rises and falls faster than the Sed Rate. High... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses are weak, CMV can... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...an important way to help diagnose possible IRIS. Other tests can also assist the diagnosis, such as white blood count and C-reactive protein, which indicate inflammation. The higher the levels, the more likely major inflammation is taking place. ... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals, or (b) confirmatory (supplemental) assays, which are designed to identify individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas... Read more »

one last time

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
...I will be taking my last hiv test (at least related to this issue) sometime in the next two weeks i suspect it will be negative but that does not help the anxiety in fact it seems to get a little scarier Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
... <1.00 <1.00 !RN! Specimen reactivity relative to the negative cutoff HIV/1/o/2 abs qual non reactive non reactive !RN! *****end of report******* is that negative ??? Read more »

elisa test then wb

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, I went for a regular HIV test at my doctors office. The test wasn't positive but "reactive" so the doctor then did a Western Blott test on the same sample which turned out to be negative. Can I believe the Western Read more »