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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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