Dec 13, 2007
Iam a nursing student in 2005 i had a needle stick injury n during a blood donation camp i came to know i am reactive for HBV core antigen, Though HbsAg is negative, IgG is negative, Igm is positive Ihav e no symptoms presently only for 3kg weight loss wich doctor says is insignificant. i nwanna know will i get completely rid of the virus how m uch can i transmit? will it interferee in m y future life? i'm only 20 n i am verytr scared doctor says to wait for LFT results should i start the treat6ment as early aqs possible? please do advice me shud i have a restricdte3d diet?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If your IgM core is positive, I would expect that you have recently been exposed to HBV; if the surface antigen is already negative, I suspect you should fully recover as most adults do. Only about 5 percent of patients become chronic.
I would repeat your HBcore antibody in a few months when it will probably become positive and your surface antibody will become positive consistent with protection against further HBV infection. This will signify clearance of your infection.
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