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Does a negative hep b surface antibody test mean I have no current infection?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No
There is a lag time between when a person becomes infected with a virus (or other invader) and when antibodies begin to appear in the blood.
So you can be ifected without any antibody evidence of infection early in any disease.

In brief: No
There is a lag time between when a person becomes infected with a virus (or other invader) and when antibodies begin to appear in the blood.
So you can be ifected without any antibody evidence of infection early in any disease.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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