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When Can Titre Be Drawn For Hep B

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HepB titer positive 1 year ago, now negative?

After receiving one series of hep b vaccinations my titer came back positive 1 year ago. Last week I had to be retested for immunity for a new job and the titer came back 0. How is this possible?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The answer is your antibody level has probably fallen below the limit of detection. You probably still have immunity, but whenever my level falls I get a booster shot. If you are not in a high risk profession then many people think that a booster is... Read more »

chances of HepatitisB

My husband was diagnosed of having past heptiis B recently(might be in carrier state).I got... Read more »

High risk Case ..... Transmission

Dear Dr, My husband was detected positive for Hepatits B last year but I was negative for Hep B.His... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »