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Positive Hep B Surface Antigen

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I tested positive for hep B. My surface antigen test with Hep Surface antigen PositiveHep B core antibody PositiveHep B e antibody PositiveSo does that mean that I am a Chronic carries
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
Unclear. Could mean acute infection. Read more »

hep B Surface Antigen Positive

My wife recently tested positive for Hep B surface antigen as part of a routine blood test. She's... Read more »

Not sure about Hep B test results

My girlfriend tested positive for the Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg). She then underwent another... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Has 93 Million Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Carriers: Ministry

...released Monday, the Ministry of Health said about 93 million Chinese, 7.18 percent of the nation's population, have hepatitis B surface antigen. A protein antigen produced by the hepatitis B virus, HBsAg is the earliest sign of acute HBV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...tests and their meanings. But remember: only your doctor can interpret your individual test results. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the Hepatitis B virus. It can be detected in the blood... 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 »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...special monitoring of their infections. HBV may cause no symptoms at all when it is contracted. A blood test for theHepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is the only way to be certain if someone isinfected. A diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis B... Read more »
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Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Question 1: How soon should I test for Hep B? Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but Read more »