One more quick question...
Would I have responded to the HepB vaccine if I had already had the infection?
Since you tested positive for Hep B S Ab, it usually indicates immunity. To be sure, check to make sure your Hep B S Ab is negative.
If your doctor gave you the shots, it usually means that you were never infected with HepB. In this case, there is no reason to test for the core Ab. That is the marker for past or present infection.
But I'm no doctor, so run the above info with your doctor. Good luck.
Did you mean check to make sure that my Hep B S Ag is negative? I know that my surface Hep B S Ab is positive because of the vaccination.
Yeah - methinks he did.. LOL!
Oops, should have been:
To be sure, check to make sure your Hep B S Ag is negative.
Thanks Meki. Too much fun during Labor Day weekend. Brain is still on leave. LOL!
Brain? You have Brain?
Woohooo! A man with a Brain!!!
I got tested! Thanks for your advice. As expected, I had a positive Hep B S Ab and negative core and Ag, indicating immunity from vaccination. I also had a high titer, well above the 10mIU/ml needed to confer immunity!
Thanks for the support :)
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