What do these test results mean?
Jun 30, 2005
I was recently tested for Hep B. These are my results: HBsAg+, HBsAb negative, HBeAg negative, HBeAb+, HBcAb+ Does this mean I am chronic? Am i infectious? Do you know how long I have had it? So confusing. Many thanks Tommy
Response from Dr. McGovern
You are a chronic carrier. I cannot tell from your blood tests how long you have had the infection.
I don't know how infectious you are until you get your HBV DNA (virus level) checked.
In the meantime, practice safe sex and avoid sharing razors and advise your family members to get vaccinated if they are hepatitis B negative. Dr. McGovern
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