May 11, 2002
Dear Doctor Fried, My test result came back as; Hepatitis Be Antibody -Reactive. Hepatitis Be Antigen- Non-reactive Hepatitis Bs Antigen- Reactive Hepatitis Bs Antibody- Non-reactive. Please help me understanding this status. Thanks, TT
| Response from Dr. Fried
The positive HBs antigen indicates that you carry the hepatitis B virus. However, the HBeAg ( a marker of activity) is negative, suggesting that you are what is called the inactive HBsAg carrier. This is associated with a better prognosis and less likelihood of transmission. It still needs periodic monitoring. Additional information is required to be sure, liver enzymes, HBV DNA, and delta antibody. Discuss these results with your healthcare professional.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Pain In Penis After Touching Dried Semen What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Sore Throat After Drinking After Someone Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling In Feet After Anal Sex Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Can You Get Hepatitis C From Sharing A Pipe?
- How Common Is Pubic Lice?
- Is A Venereal Disease The Same As An Std?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.