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Old 03-02-2005, 09:18 AM
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from the original letter...

This is from the original letter I received: "In testing the blood that you donated we found that the test for an antibody to Hepatitis B virus (HBV), the 'Anti-Heptatitis B Core Antibody' test, was positive...Other hepatitis-related test results include: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (a measure of immunity to HBV): positive...Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (a part of HBV itself): negative." I think I inadvertently led some folks astray by not providing sufficient information. After re-reading the posts, it sounds as if I have evidence - both core and surface - of antibodies to Hep B. That tells me that I must have been exposed to the antigens of Hep B at some point and my body responded to it by making antibodies. But I still don't understand why that makes me a risk if I have no evidence of infectious particles, i.e. virus or antigens.