Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


HBV DNA
Mar 28, 2005

Hi, per your advise to me, i now have my DNA result. i wrote to you last Feb 26, 2005 and thanks for your immediate reply.

result of HBV DNA as follows : Remarks: HBV-DNA 358,000 COPIES/ML DETECTION LIMIT: 142,000-1,700,000,000 COPIES/ML

Kindly explain the result i got. Is my Hepa B becoming worst? for your reference here's my previous Hepa profile tests: Jan17,2003=HBsAg "R" Count 1.1230 CutOff 0.066 / AntiHBS "NR" count 0.2050 cuto off 0.55 Feb2,2004=HBsAg "R" count 3.5 cutoff 0.048 / IgM Anti A "NR": count 0.019 cutoff 0.326 / IgM Anti HBc "R": count 0.217 cutoff 0.868 / Anti HBs "N": count 1.0 IU/L cutoff 0-10 IU/L / HBeAg "NR": count 0.005 cutoff 0.053 / Anti HBe "R": count 0.056 cutoff 0.579 Nov2,2004= HBsAg "R": count 3.00 cutoff 0.105 / AntiHBs "NR": count 0.127 cutoff 0.370 / HBeAg "NR":count 0.027 cutoff 0.105 / AntiHBe "R": count 0.605 cutoff 0.970 / Anti HBs "R":count 0.520 cutoff 0.640 / Anti HAV IGM "NR": count 0.330 cutoff 0.810 Jan22,2005- HBsAg "R":count 2.0202 cutoff 0.399 / AntiHbs "NR":count 0.105 cutoff 0.310 / HBeAg "NR": count 0.120 cutoff 0.240 / Anti HBe "R":count 0.405 cutoff 0.715 / Anti HBc "R":count 0.680 cutoff 0.905 / Anti Hav IGM "NR": count 0.553 cutoff 0.740

What are the things i should ask to my doctor? What's the best medication to cure me? What's the next thing i should do?

thank you and more power

serenity*

Response from Dr. McGovern

The HBV DNA level is very helpful. You have chronic infection with hepatitis B. You are a "Hepatitis B e antigen negative carrier" with low levels of viremia. But just the presence of virus indicates that hepatititis B is replicating in your blood.

If you have abnormal liver function tests, I would proceed with consideration of a liver biopsy and treatment. I recommend a liver biopsy to assess how much damage there is since treatment for patients with hepatitis B e antigen negative disease is longer than for patients with e antigen positive infection. Knowledge of the liver biopsy results will be helpful for decision making.

Good luck.

Dr. McGovern



Previous
HBV Vaccine
Next
Viral Loads and Stages

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement