Sep 17, 2007
I was recently diagnosed HIV positive. When the ID doctor did my labs he told me that I had Hepatitis B at some point and it cleared itself. I am reading that there is a risk of cirrhosis of the liver and cancer of the liver as a result. How do I assess the risk to myself and what testing should I have done to assess any damage already done to my liver. What tests should I take and how oftern should I take them to prevent further health complications. Thank you
Response from Dr. McGovern
I suspect that you have the following laboratory tests based on your physician's comment: Hepatitis B non reactive Hepatitis B core reactive Hepatitis B surface antibody reactive.
With this profile, you would not need any more follow-up. Check you serologies to see if you fit this pattern.
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