U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How long can hepatitis b live on a surface

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Exposure / Vaccine: Hard to say without knowing the rest of the hep b panel. It either means you've been exposed to HBV or have been vaccinated.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Hepatitis B: If you have Hep B surface Antibody then you are Immune to Hep B, either from past natural infection or from vaccination. The number simply is a measu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: It means you have antibodies against the surface antigen of hep b. Either you have been immunized or you soon will have or have had hep b infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Nothing: You most likely developed immunity to hepatitis b, either from vaccination (more common) or you had the viral infection and developed antibodies to it... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Long-term immunity!: Hepatitis b surface antibody is an immune response to hepatitis b antigen in serum, which appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure to hepatitis b virus. A... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Marker of immunity: Surface ab is produced in response to injection of hep b vaccine which contains surface antigen. Surface antibody is protective against hep b infecti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Immunity: A positive or "reactive" Hepatitis B surface antibody (ab) result means that you are demonstrating immunity to the Hepatitis B virus either through su... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Infection is active: If you are surface antigen postive = protein on the surface of the virus is in its active form which is still floating in your blood and indicates act... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
Hepatitis B: If you have a positive hepatitis B surface antigen, then you have active hepatitis B infection. You can see a hepatologist (liver doctor) to check som... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Protection against..: Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership