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HBsAg measurement
Mar 12, 2005

My Hepatitis B Surface Antigen ( HBsAg) was positive , and it was measured as 131 S/N five years ago . ( I live in Canada) Now my HBsAg is measured at 26 S/N-positive. Can you tell me what does it mean? Does it mean I am better than five years ago?

Response from Dr. McGovern

No - It just tells me that you are a chronic carrier of hepatitis B, but it does not tell me whether you are an active or inactive carrier.

You need to have the full panel of results including hepatitis B DNA testing.

Dr. McGovern

Is my partner safe? Very worried.
False Positives. Does Chronic HCV affect an HIV test?

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