TABLE 3. Interpretation of results of serologic tests for HBV infection [2]. Symbol for nega-tive test result, “–“; symbol for positive test result, “+.”

Abbreviations: HBV, hepatitis B virus; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; anti-HBc, antibody to hepatitis B core antigen, IgM anti-HBc, immunoglobulin M antibody to hepatitis B core antigen; HBIG, hepatitis B immune globulin.

2. Handsfield HH (2005). Hepatitis A and B immunization in persons being evaluated for sexually transmitted diseases. Am J Med 118 Suppl 10A(69s-74s).

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