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hepatitis B
Apr 13, 2006

i am from philippines who applied to go to abroad...unfortunately i found out that i am Hep B positive with 3.000 HBsag count and nothing else...but the doctor told me that i am not infectious. A week after, i take a second opinion and confirmed that i realy am postive with HBV, but the HBsag count varies...from 3.000 it drops down to 1.833 and marks as reactive...

pls interpret the result and pls tell me wether i am infectious or not...and also the most important thing is...How could i get rid of this HBV?

thank you very much and more power.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The only way to know if you are infectious is to check you HBV DNA. Until then, I cannot say if you are infectious, or if you need treatment.

Dr. M



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