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Hepatitis B Antigen Positive (Overview)

Hepatitis B virus causes liver infections and liver cancer. The "antigen" is a fragment of the virus, so a positive result means the fragments were found in the blood sample.


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I have hepatitis b antigen positive, I am worried about getting married?

I have hepatitis b antigen positive, I am worried about getting married?

Ask Partner: If 1 partner, they vaccinated against hepatitis b? In this high risk situation have they considered having their immunity checked via blood work? Have you ruled out other sexually transmitted diseases such as hiv, hepatitis c, & other possibilities in yourself? Use barrier methods--condoms independent of whatever birth control your partner may be using to protect both of you from transmission of std. ...Read more

Hepatitis B Antigen Positive (Overview)

Hepatitis B virus causes liver infections and liver cancer. The "antigen" is a fragment of the virus, so a positive result means the fragments were found in the blood sample.


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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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What's a hepatitis b antigen?

What's a hepatitis b antigen?

Coat protein : There are a number of antigens associated with hbv, notably surface, core, e, and x. The surface antigen, hbsag, is the surface coat of the virus and the most commonly tested for. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a person having hepatitis b antigen negative donate blood?

Need more info: Which hep b antigen are you talking about? If it is hep b e antigen negative and you have positive viral load, then absolutely not. If it is hep b surface antigen negative, you have no viral load and have never been exposed to hep b, then yes. However, if you have had a w/u for abnormal liver enzymes despite negative hep b, you will likely be rejected as that is 1 of the screening questions. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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Hepatitis b antigen negative HBV load is 13160iu/ml. Taking tenofo b for three months now HBV load is >20. Please suggest me what can i do?

Hepatitis b antigen negative HBV load is 13160iu/ml. Taking tenofo b for three months now HBV load is >20. Please suggest me what can i do?

Continue to take: You are a hepatitis B virus carrier. With the use of the antiviral agent, tenofovir, you have successfully suppressed viral replication, which will help reduce the risk of hepatitis progression. This does not mean that you are cured however, and you will need to take this medication, as prescribed, otherwise you are at risk for viral reactivation and developing a drug resistant mutation. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

Hep B: Hep B core IgM antibody is only present in acute infection. The IgM will then be lost, and you develop Heb B core antibody total (IgG) that persists for life. After acute infection, one hopefully loses the surface antigen and develops surface antibody, which indicates lifelong immunity. The surface antibody also persists for life. If persisting surface antigen, this indicates chronic infection. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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Medical reports of my father having alfafetoprotein(afp) is 11727.28 ng/ml , hepatitis b antigen 78.05 & HBsAG is >250iu/ml what is meant by report?

Medical reports of my father having alfafetoprotein(afp) is 11727.28 ng/ml , hepatitis b antigen 78.05 & HBsAG is >250iu/ml what is meant by report?

Elevated AFP: Given your father's history of chronic hbv infection and now with the marked elevation of afp, this is almost conclusive of possible hepatocellular carcinoma. Need to follow up with your primary care doctor, gi, and oncologist for further work up and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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My father (age : 61) is tested reactive on hepatitis b antigen. Is there any side-effect for him to take salmon oil & lecithin to lower cholesterol ?

My father (age : 61) is tested reactive on hepatitis b antigen. Is there any side-effect for him to take salmon oil & lecithin to lower cholesterol ?

Lower cholesterol: Unless there is an allergy or sensitivity, salmon oil and lecithin should be perfectly safe to ingest in moderate amounts. ...Read more

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Doctor recent my blood test shows positive for hepatitis b surface antigen is this can be treated completely please reply?

Doctor recent my blood test shows positive for hepatitis b surface antigen  is this can be treated completely please reply?

Active Infection: This can be yes. It may represent acute infection while clearing is occurring but it may also represent chronic carrier/ chronic active. Several medications (hiv meds) have been shown to be active. It's important to get a hep b viral load by pcr to quantitate. Make sure your doctor had adequate experience treating this. It can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive means what?

No active infection: When people have reactive hepatitis b surface antigen, they have proteins from hepatitis b in their blood. These people have active infection and may need treatment. If there is no reactive hbsag, then most likely there is no active infection. Rarely, people who have hepatitis b core antibody detected, but no hepatitis b surface antibody, can have chronic active infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic hepatitis b e- antigen negative disease?

What to do if I have chronic hepatitis b e- antigen negative disease?

Sag +ve?: depends on your liver enzymes, viral load and degree of fibrosis (if any). if you have known chronic hep B, you should be seeing a hepatologist regularly, getting liver cancer screening etc. ...Read more

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Can a person having hepatitis b surface antigen negative donate blood?

Yes : Anyone donating blood will have their blood screened to confirm that they are negative before any blood products would be distributed. ...Read more

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My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

Hep B Infection: The surface antigen can be positive in either acute (new) or chronic hep b infection. Chronic hbv exists in several different forms. Your doctor can run other tests to determine which form you have and whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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When is the soonest that a Hepatitis B surface antigen test can detect the virus after exposure?

When is the soonest that a Hepatitis B surface antigen test can detect the virus after exposure?

Hep B surface Ag: It can take 30 to 150 days to develop symptoms of hepatitis B after you become infected. Hepatitis B surface antigens can be found in your blood within 12 weeks after the infection starts. They are one of the earliest signs of a hepatitis B infection. ...Read more

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Does a hEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN W/REFL CONFIRM mean you have the virus?

Does a hEPATITIS B SURFACE                        ANTIGEN W/REFL CONFIRM mean you have the virus?

It sounds like it: I'm not entirely certain about the terminology you report but I would interpret what you have given as confirming that the specimen is positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (a confirmation of which was done "reflexly" when initial test looked positive). This indicates the presence of the active hepatitis B virus and suggests the presence of infectivity. Discuss next steps with your doctor! ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more