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Hepatitis B
Apr 16, 2009

Hi I'm 33 yrs old. I never had any sexual experience, don't have a tatoo, never did drugs, i had my ear pierced when i was a baby. I recently underwent a medical exam and it came back positive for HIV. I ask for another opinion. I had Complete Hepa profile and HIV screening. My HIV came back non-reactive. can u pls. interpret my results for Hepatitis. Hepatitis B e Antigen - Non Reactive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Reactive Total IgM Antibody to Hepatitis B Core Antigen - Non Reactive Total Antibody to Hepatitis Be Antigen - Reactive Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Non reactive IgM Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus - Non reactive IgG Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus - Reactive Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus - Non reactive Total Antibody to Delta Antigen - Reactive

Remarks: Total antibody to Hepatitis Delta:non reactive. Indicative of immunity or clinical recovery from hepatitis A. Current Hepatitis B infection. A carrier state cannot be excluded. Clinical resolution of infection is likely in the future. Suggest follow up tets for HBSAg and Anti-HBS in 3-6 months to confirm resolution of infection. Negative for Hepatitis C & D. Anti HBE absorbance below cutoff is interpreted as reactive.

thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You have been infected with hepatitis B according to the labs I have so far. You should have further testing for anti-HB core IgG and HBV DNA.

You should also have testing in six months to determine if your hepatitis B infection is resolving or not.

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