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Can a Hepatitis B test tell whether the antibodies detected are just from the virus' vaccine, or if they're also from an actual Hep B infection?
Can the Hepatitis B vaccine mask a Hep B infection, if received after a Hep B exposure? As in, person is infected but it's suppressed and tests neg?
Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?
Ag looks for virus: Unless checking to see if recently exposed, the hbsab is what the body makes in response to seeing the outer surface (/shell) of the hep b virus, so they can attack if ever see the virus. Should only need the ab test for titer / to confirm vaccine "take.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to tell, from a Hep B blood test, whether immunity or antibodies were gained from the Hep B vaccine, an actual infection, or both? How?
Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not
Can hep c live outside of blood? If i wash off contaminated blood off a surface can there still be the hep c virus present? If so can it transfer from object to object? My main question is, can hep c live ouside of blood onve a person bleeds it out?
NO: Is the short answer. Viruses live in cells and cannot survive outside of human tissues for more than a very brief time. You get hep c by direct transfer of blood or tissue to another individual, most commonly by needle use. ...Read more
Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.
Doubtful: Asymptomatic carriage of hep b is common, although some hepatologists would recommend biopsy to be certain that the status of the disease is proven. There are several antivirals (lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, telbivudine, and entecavir), and immune system modulators (interferon Alpha 2a, and peg if Alpha 2a) which can be used in therapy, but your hepatologist would explain these effectively. ...Read more
Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to decrease over time from reactive to non-reactive?
Yes: Yes, that can happen, in which case you might need additional vaccination. Once positive, i generally recheck the hbsab every 5-10 years. ...Read more
If a person has hep c antibodies but a undetectable PCR is it gone or can it be in the body dormant? Can it reactivate?
Can chronic hep b with hbeag negative nd persistent ALT hbsag, DNA be called active carrier. Can it be functionally cured to inactive.Infected at 16?
Definitions changing: As a new hepatitis patient, i'm glad you're learning about your disease, which is very serious but is usually manageable if you comply. Older definitions of "active carrier" focused on lack of e-antibody; newer definitions may include presence of serum markers for fibrosis and inflammation and viral load regardless of e-status. The key is to seek to be treated aggressively in hope of good outcome. ...Read more
I just want to ask if the hepatitis B virus reactive person whose a carrier could still be remove in the body?
Can HIV be cured because i think so because i found out that hepatitis b which is a viral STD can be cured which HIV is also viral . ?
No cure for HIV: Most viruses are cured by the immune system, and a few can be cured with drugs. Hepatitis B is one of these; in most people the immune system clears it up and drug treatment often is effective as well. Unfortunately, HIV is not such a virus. It can be suppressed with treatment, and most people now can expect to live nearly normal lives. There is hope for a cure someday, but not yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is possible though the clinical consequences of the change is not entirely clear. One may still harbor immunity. ...Read more
If HBV DNA virus is supressed in chronic hepatitis b then we have a chance of liver complication?
Yes: yes, it is possible. majority of people's bodies are able to fight off Hep B, but if the immune system has not done the job, then low levels can remain dormant and tend to resurface/replicate with stressful situations-being mental stress, severe physical trauma or immune stress. should have regular liver function tests for monitoring. ...Read more
How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?
Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which is a particle not degraded by alcohol or heat and can cause a severe neurologic condition. However I have not heard of a single case of this condition induced by immune globulin. Thus there is a risk which is as remote as being struck by lightning. ...Read more
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