Sep 9, 2007
Dear Doc, my blood report said tat my Hep Bs Antigen is Positive, and the doctor ask me to return after six months for the test of H Bs Antigen, H Bs E Antigen and Liver Enzyme. My question is why i have to wait for 6months? those checking is for what purpose? So, does it mean that my current situation is safe? What should i do to prevent transmit it to my partner? Can i still live as normal life? What is the different of Reactive & Positive? What is Antibody is Negative or Deactive? Pls advice Doc. TQ
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Your physician is considering the possibility of your surface antigen clearing in six months. If not, then you will be considered a HBV carrier based on the surface antigen. You should have serial monitoring of your hepatitis B e antigen, e antibody, HBV DNA (virus level) and liver function tests to get a better idea on how active your disease is. I would certainly get liver function tests at this time.
Your partner should be evaluated for a HBV vaccine.
If you do eventually need treatment, there are many good drugs avaialble.
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