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Aug 24, 2005

Hello Dr. Dieterich, What do these HBV test results mean? They are: HBsAG negative with negative reference, Hep B PCR Quant <500 copies/ml with <500 copies/ml reference, HBSA negative with negative reference, HBe Antibodies negative with negative reference, and HBe Antigen negative with negative reference. I have been on 10 mg Hepsera since Nov 03 and continue to take it. Do I need to continue taking 10 mg Hepsera? What is your recommendation? Thank you for your help.

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Wow! that sounds like really good news! You may have cleared the surface antigen. I might stop for about 3 months and see what happens. If it comes back, then you have to stay on it, but you may be OK. Give it a try! DTD



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