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Hbv carrier
Dec 4, 2007

You answered another question by telling the person that you can be considered an "inactive carrier". I this condition you state that the body can have HBsAg but no detectable virus and normal enzymes. They have no need for treatment because the immune system is keeping the virus in check. Are these people still considered contageous and can they still transmitt the Hbv virus under otherwise normal situations?

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Although they do not have virus at the time of testing, this situation can change. That is why I always suggest followup. So it is best to take precautions, (eg vaccination of sex partner) to prevent transmission.

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