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HBSAG
Jun 28, 2005

what does it mean by HbSag- reactive? Does it still needs to cure for at least six months?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B surface antigen reactivity means that you have chronic hepatitis B infection. How active it is depends on how much virus is in your blood (HBV DNA).

You may or may not need treatment depending on whether you are an "inactive" or an "active" chronic hepatitis B patient. Discuss your status with your doctor who will need more laboratory tests than hepatitis B surface antigen to classify your infection.

Dr. McGovern



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