|Hep B Test Results
Jan 29, 2004
My boyfriend was recently tested for Hepatitis Panel and I'm having trouble understanding the results. They are as follows: Hepatitis A AB, Total Non-Reactive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody QL Non-Reactive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Confirmation Reactive Hepatitis B Core AB Total Reactive Does this mean he is a chronic carrier of Hep B? And if so, what can he do? Also, I have been vaccinated for Hep B, but is this in combination with safe sex enough?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
It does mean that he could have HBV. He needs more testing done with e antigen, e antibody and HBV DNA. Safe sex and vaccine should be more than adequate. Encourage him to go for follow up. DTD
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