The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Chronic or acute?
Sep 30, 2007

Hi Dr McGovern,

I hav a friend who has HBV and his test result is as follows: HBsAg: 3240 (reactive) Anti-HBS: 2 (negative) Anti-HBc IGG: 0.010 (reactive) Anti-HAV IGM: 0.356 (negative) HBeAg: 0.12 (negative) Anti-HBE: 0.003 (reactive)

May I know if the result is indicative of a chronic or acute Hepatitis B?


Response from Dr. McGovern

One more test is need to assess for HBV replication and that is HBV DNA. This test measures whether virus is in the blood or not.

Is treatment the bad guy
Testing question...

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint