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Chronic HBV
Mar 29, 2009

Dear Dr. McGovern,

I believe I've been infected since I was born but I did not know until 6 years ago. I've had liver function panel, HBV DNA and ultrasound every year. all 5 HBV DNA tests were less than 100 copies, ALT tests were all around 20 to 25. Ultrasounds showed mild fatty liver but no mass. I am now 38 years old, I do not drink alchohol at all with little bit high cholesterol. How is my outlook and can I take cholesterol drugs. Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

It sounds like you have inactive hepatitis B disease which is great.

Yes, I would favor taking cholesterol drugs because the high lipids might be even contributing to your fatty liver.

What are my chances getting hep c from contaminated blood on my hand?
Would I get Hepatitis B

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