New Member with Hepatitis B

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/10/2006 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
hello ...everybody..hopefully all of u wld be fine...
      well I have got a problem..and i hope there will be someone who may help me in this regard...
           well  my hepatitis B test came positive...then i went for antigens and antibodies antigen test came negative while the antibodies test came positive...then my doctor advised me to go for a PCR(Qualitative) test in which disease couldn't be found...
          finally my doctor told me tht i was previously infected with the disease..but my immune system was able to clear the infection.....and the Elissa test is coming positive just bcoz of antibodies......
                now the main problem with me is that...I had applied for a tests were conducted by Elissa method..result came positive...
        now i want to know that is it possible to bring my elissa test negative...
         another thing i want to ask is that in case of being vaccinated(if a person isn't infected) "will the antibodies be made in the body and do they live for the whole life in ur bodies in case of vaccination"...
                please help me....or tell me ur email id..and i wld try to tell u my problem....
      hope to hear from u soon...       bye
***Edited to add title for you so it would geta  better response***

Post Edited By Moderator (~Jennifer~) : 3/10/2006 10:53:07 PM (GMT-7)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 3/10/2006 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kashmiri, i think you 7 I spoke before on the forum but in case I'm wrong i would in any event like to welcome you to HW forum.I don't know much at all about about Hep B but I can tell you yes if you have the vaccine the anti bodies should show positive anti body. Sorry I couldn't help you much but perhaps someone else here will be able to help out more. glad you tested Neg. for the virus. good luck sweetie. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.

Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 3/10/2006 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I'm not familiar with the Elissa testing, but I can tell you that if you ever had the disease, even if your immune system overcame it, you will always have that positive antibody. I know because that's true of me with Hep B. However, I also have hep C and my immune system did not knock that out. I never had treatment long enough to find out if it would ulmately help. While I'm not sure about vaccination, I think it would work the same would be positive for antibodies. However, you have no need for vaccination if you are already showing positive antibodies. Or are you planning to tell your prospective employer that you had the vaccination for hep B and that explains your positive antibodies? Personally, I would go with the truth, which is not so bad. After all, Hep B CAN be acquired through sexual transmission.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 605
   Posted 3/17/2006 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have hep b also and I was vaccinated about 13 yrs ago. I read somewhere that its possible to need re-vaccination after 10-15 yrs. I dont think after having had acute hep b that it is possible to ever test negative for antibodies though. Please dont feel ashamed by this disease. 1 out of 20 people in the US are carrying hep b and they just arent aware of it. Its time for people to stop being ashamed of this disease and start speaking out. You never know whos life you will touch or whose life you might save by telling your story Kashmiri. Good luck with the job.
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