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New HIV, HCV tests come to market

the FDA has approved the first assay to detect both antigen and antibodies to HIV and the first rapid blood test for hepatitis C virus antibodies.

Transmission electron micrograph of hepatitis B virus cores (green)

Hepatitis outbreaks caused by carelessness

Sloppy clinical practices have caused 33 outbreaks of hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection in the past decade, the CDC reports after its first full-scale review of its own investigations.

More hep B testing called for

The CDC has expanded its testing recommendations for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and, for the first time, has provided health professionals with guidance for effective therapy.

Does this patient have hepatitis B?

A 47-year-old asymptomatic woman has tested positive for hepatitis delta antigen (HDAg) (confirmed on repeat testing) and hepatitis Be antigen (HBeAg). The following test results are negative: hepatitis Be antibody, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B surface antibody, hepatitis B core antibody (both immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G). Hepatitis B viral (HBV) DNA is…

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