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Influenza Virus A And B Antigen
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
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Influenza A: The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids. You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can a hepatitis b virus carier have unprotected sex if his partner has received the hepatitis b injection? The count for the virus is 500
Not responsible!: No, since you're not certain that your partner completed the series of vaccination and responded to the Hepatitis B Vaccine with adequately protective titers of anti-hepatitis b antibodies. If you have detectable virus you can transmit it! please be responsible ; respect the health of others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using this site: You can get the most from this site when you describe a problem and ask a clear related question. You have written a statement, that you need some vaccines. This site does not provide vaccines or referrals. If you have questions about the vaccines you should state them. Otherwise contact your doc & arrange to get them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your vet: Canine parvovirus is a common viral disease that is caused by the canine parvovirus type 2 (cpv-2) virus. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract and immune system of puppies and dogs, causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. It can also attack the hearts of very young puppies. Parvo is a singular vaccine and the other is a combination. You can get better info from your veterinarian. ...Read more
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 active/on going infectious state. This protein triggers body to produce antibody which can help rid off the infection or preventing it as in case of hepb vaccines. In your case, no antibody or not enough to rid of the antigen. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...Read more
Would a hepatitis b vaccine be needed for a person who is hepbs ag positive who later becomes hepbs ag negative?
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?
No, but its still...: ...Deadly. Influenza is still a leading killer, inspite of the existence of a vaccine. It is not part of the family of viruses known as retroviruses, which tend to incorporate themselves into the genome of the host cell. Get your flu-shopt every year and wash your hands regularly during the flu-season. ...Read more
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