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i had my laboratory test and my anti-hbs result is positive..does it mean that i have a hepa b?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
No: If you have anti-hbs antibodies it means either that you have been successfully immunized or that you had the virus, fought it off and are now immune. That is excellent and you are in good shape. Stay well.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
No: It means that you are immune - either through immunization or previous infection.

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