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
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.
Viral Loads and Stages
- Kaletra Pep Side Effects
- When Will People Infected With Hiv Show The Presence Of Antibodies?
- Can You Take Your Hiv Test When You Have Your Period?
- Treatment For Neuropathy In Arms And Hands And Legs And Feet
- Hiv Risk Without Penetration
- Where Do You Get Swollen Lymph Nodes If You Have Hiv?
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.