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Positive Result To Hepatitis Core B Antibody Without Illness

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hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are:HBs Ag - negativeHB core antibody - positiveHB surface antibody < 9I was vaccinated for hep b in 2004 and titres in 2005 for hep b surface Ab was >100.I am asymptomatic.They are now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you had isolated hepatitis B core antibody in the past, then it makes sense that they wanted to vaccinate you to protect you from infection. It did work because your antibody titers were high (>100). Now they are low (<9) so you will need a... Read more »

cord blood hepatitis core antibody positive

Dear Doctor, I had a Hepatitis B vaccination about 10 years ago, then I got it enhanced in 2001. In... Read more »

Core antibody was positive, now negative!?

In 1999, I donated blood. I got a letter saying that I was positive for the Hepatitis B core... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

The authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs, but... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C: Are HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men at Risk?

Table of Contents Introduction What Is Hepatitis C? How Does Someone Get Hepatitis C? How Many People Have Hepatitis C in Canada? What Is the Evidence That HCV Can Be Transmitted Sexually? How Might HIV-Positive MSM Be Getting HCV? Is HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Cites Positive Results in Valopicitabine Hepatitis C Study

Biotechnology company Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. said on Tuesday that its hepatitis C treatment candidate had shown positive results in a midstage study involving 117 patients. Valopicitabine is part of a triple combination therapy including... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »