My HBV panel
Jan 1, 2007
Dear Dr McGovern,
I was diagnosed with HBV infection during a routine test, later I underwent a complete check-up, here are the results:
HBsAg: reactive Anti-HBs: Non-reactive HBeAg: Non-reactive Anti-HBe: Reactive HBV DNA PCR: Negative ALT: 14 Liver U/S: normal sized liver, no lesions, normal study
---------------------------- I am planning to undergo a 3 shot vaccination as it might induce HBsAg clearance, what do you suggest Dr, as some have benefited from this therapeutic vaccine.
Any side effects?
Can the vaccination make the infection active again?
Tank you very much
Response from Dr. McGovern
You are an inactive carrier of hepatitis B. That is good news. You may still clear the virus on your own over time. I am not aware of any data suggesting that vaccine is helpful in this scenario.
You will need ongoing follow-up to be certain that your infection stays inactive. I would have your household family members (particularly your sexual partner or partners) vaccinated in the meantime.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.