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My future life is on hold..bec HIV
Jul 8, 2008

I found out that i am inactive Hepatitis B carrier.I ask doctors but they said no need to cure.just need to prevent not to be active.but I want to be negative with my result because it will affect my work.I cannot file for Visa if I am possitive..can I be negative again..do I need treatment?

Response from Dr. McGovern

An inactive carrier means that you have no or little virus in your blood. Therefore, there would be no reason to treat. Sometimes, an inactive carrier can become "active" again so you will need further follow-up to determine your status.



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