If you're acutely or chronically infected with hepatitis B, then it's possible for you to spread the virus to others. Follow standard prevention and make sure to protect yourself and others during sexual contact.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viral Hepatitis B Testing and Public Health Management. Accessed August 25, 2009.
Six Interpretations of the Hepatitis B Serologic Panel
|#1 If your tests are:|
|You're probably susceptible to hepatitis B.|
|#2 If your tests are:|
|You're probably immune due to natural infection.|
|#3 If your tests are:|
|You're probably immune due to hepatitis B vaccination.|
|#4 If your tests are:|
|You're probably acutely infected.|
|#5 If your tests are:|
|You're probably chronically infected.|
|#6 If your tests are:|
|There are a few possibilities, but it's unlikely that you're actively infected with hepatitis B.*|
*There are several possibilities, but the most common is a resolved infection. Other possibilities are: false-positive anti-HBc (which would mean that you are not immune to hepatitis B and should consider discussing hepatitis B exposure risks and vaccination with your medical provider); you have a "low level" chronic infection; or you are resolving your acute infection.
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