|confused. please help.
May 25, 2009
hi dr. McGovern. my doctor did not mention anything to me about my tests. he said everything looks fine. but i am confused and need to know if the bloodborne virus is present in my blood? i know i am immune in some way. my test results are: Hepatitis B surface antigen = negative Hepatitis B surface ab. = >1000.0 mIU/mL Hepatitis B core ab. total = positive my MAIN QUESTION IS : is bloodborne virus currently present?! yes/no? thanks for your help i appreciate it.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If both your core and surface antibody are positive, that means you were exposed to HBV in the past but cleared it on your own.
I would also get testing for HCV to be certain that you did not get exposed to this infection in the past.
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