Jan 21, 2006
First of all I would like to apologize because my english is not very good. Some time ago I had sex with a man who recently has been diagnosed hepb. I have been tested and all my results have been negatives (antigen and antibodies). But my concern is the following: I am being treating with inmunosupresors (azatioprine) in low levels. However, sometimes I have to take corticoids too (prednisone, 50mg per day). Is it possible to have had a hepb, but not to have developed antibodies Hbcab Igg because in the moment of his development I was taking the prednisone?. Give me your opinion please.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
No you can rely on the test results.
However, you certainly want to avoid risks of many sexually transmitted diseases by using condoms always. I would also get vaccinated for hepatitis B.
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