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Can you attach the report (after blocking out your name)?
No, you are not infected.
The antigen was negative. The only positive results are the antibodies. So, this indicates that you were infected at some point in the past, and that your immune system got rid of the infection and you are now immune.
So, you are not currently infected. And since it takes time to develop an infection and then antibodies, the infection also did not happen from a recent exposure. The previous infection would have been further in the past.
The blood test cannot say how long ago the infection happened, only that it has happened and it is not recent.
And getting back to your original question, you have already been cured of the infection by the action of your own immune system, as I said occurs most of the time.
No further treatment is needed, and the hepatitis B vaccine is not necessary because you are already immune, and this immunity is completely protective.
You can have sex with your wife with no risk of transmission of hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B vaccine is indicated for many reasons, but she does not need the vaccine because of your result.
This is not a PCR test.
You do not need any liver tests or imaging because of these tests.
No, the results should not vary when drawn one hour apart.
Correct. Since hepatitis was not transmitted during this encounter, that is not an issue for you, and the test on day 41 is all that needs to be done.
No, that result should not change.
For decades, the guidelines said that there was no medical benefit from circumcision, but there has been increasing evidence that circumcision lowers the risk of transmission of HIV once the male is sexually active. So, it would be appropriate to get a circumcision done.
At this point, yes, but you still need the hepatitis C test repeated at 3 months, as we discussed in the other thread.
No, the antibody test at 3 months is the better test.
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