this is urgent!!!
Apr 25, 2002
hi! i've recently found that my dad is suffering with Hepatitis B . My dad had already taken the vaccination for Hepatitis B, 2 yrs back. So, is it still possible to get this disease? The following results were obtained:
test name result
HEP Bs positive ANTIGEN HEP Be ANTIGEN negetive HEP Bs ANTIBODY NON-IMMUNE
could you please explain, what exactly it means? thanx!! waiting for ur reply.
yours sincerely, ******
Response from Dr. Fried
Your dad is a carrier of HBV. The negative HBeAg suggests he has inactive disease, however, more information is needed such as level of HBV DNA and level of liver enzymes. He was probably a carrier long before he had the vaccine. he should be fully evaluated by a healthcare professional familiar with HBV.
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