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Happy I think
Oct 9, 2004

Hi Drs., Early 2002 I had Hep B, Late 2002 still hadnt cleared my system. Assuming I was chronic, I just never went back to Dr. No sex contact w/anyone. So i decide to face the problem 8/04. Dr has me go for new test, and to my surprise, its like I never had it. Its simply gone. However, he says i built no antibodies to it. Lab results are HB S AB,QL=nonreactive; HB s AG=neg 0.43; HB E AG & AB both negative; HBV DNA,QN,PCR <100 & <160. So should I get vaccinated now, and stay happy. Thank you for all the work that you do, and sorry for the long winded question

Response from Dr. McGovern

The long winded question is needed since hepatitis B is very complicated and I needed all the data you gave me.

However, I don't see a repeat hepatitis B core antibody in your question. If it is present, you indeed had hepatitis B in the past and the type of antibody should be Ig G antibody. If you can send us your original testing results, it will probably be clearer as to what happened originally.

Dr. McGovern



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