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Hepatitis B Determination
Dec 3, 2006

My HBsAg determination is reactive but my HBeAb result is positive. Do not have symptoms yet. what do they mean. Is there a cure for it. do i need to be vaccinated? I there a chance Hepatitis B positive will turn negative, how many percent?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Two possibilities exist: 1. You have "seroconverted" on your own which is good news. You will simply need follow-up. No treatment necessary. 2. You may have e antigen negative infection and still have viremia. This can be determined by checking your HBV DNA. This would need therapy. This possibility is less likely, particularly if you live in the US.



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