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Virologic Features of Liver Disease

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Virologic Features of Liver Disease

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HBV Diagnostic Tests and Interpretation
Acute Hepatitis BRecovery from Acute Hepatitis BChronic HBeAg+ DiseaseChronic HBeAg- DiseaseSuccessful VaccinationRecovery from Acute Hepatitis B with Loss of HBsAb
HBsAg+
(may clear)
-++--
Anti-HBs-+--+-
Anti-HBc IgM+
(may be only marker during window period)
-----
Anti-HBc++++-+
(also termed "isolated HBcAb+")
HBeAg+-+---
Anti-HBe-+
(in some cases)
-+-+
(in some cases)
DNA (PCR if required)+-++--
HCV Diagnostic Tests and Interpretation
Acute Hepatitis CSpontaneously Resolved or Successfully Treated Hepatitis CChronic Hepatitis CLow-Level Chronic Hepatitis CFalse-Positive Hepatitis C
Anti-HCV- or +++++
HCV RIBA- or ++++-
HCV RNA Quantitative+-+--
HCV RNA Qualitative+
(may be only marker during window period)
-++-
HCV Genotype+-++ or --

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Primary Care of Veterans with HIV
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