Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


do need test for HBV DANA?
Jul 3, 2009

Good day doc; Im a Filipina I recently diagnose that I am a Hepatitis B patient last June 03, 2009 in Dubai. So I go home philippines for further treatment. My test SGPT is normal (21.95),HBeAg is Non-Reactive, Anti-HBe is Reactive, anti-HCV is non reactive and my usd-HBT, qb, liver or ultrasound on my liver.the result is normal in size and configuration. My doc. gave me for now a GODEX Capsule a vit. for my liver. She recomend me for HBV DANA test, do I need to have that test since my liver is normal? And what is the best medicine to take to lessen the virus in my blood to treat me also... please answer me quickly doc. ans is there any medicine available like your medicine in our country.. please answer me.. thank you and more power

Response from Dr. McGovern

I cannot tell what Godex is but I do NOT suspect it is an antiviral medication.

If you have a reactive hepatitis B surface antigen, you certainly have chronic HBV infection. However, I only know if it is active infection if you have detectable virus, measured by HBV DNA.

If your DNA is not detectable and your SGPT and other liver function tests remain normal, you do not need treatment for HBV.

It is important to get serial follow-up to be certain that this remains the same.



Previous
hepatitis
Next
Cut off value patiet value Hepatites c

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement