|HBV surface antigen negative and detectable serum DNA?
Jul 22, 2002
In occult Hep B (sag negative due to simultaneous acute HIV infection, does HBV viremia live at such low levels that HBV DNA PCR down to 200 copies will not detect? Thanks for insights.
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
Occult Hepatitis B infection is defined as the presence of HBVDNA in a patient with hepatitis B Antigen negative.You do not have occult infection. We suspect that occult infection is uncommon in HIV,based in the review of around 800 patients from all over the world,when no case was found.
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